Autumn 2017 Events

Hike to the River! Saturday, October 21, 1pm

We are blessed to be adjacent to Patapsco Valley State Park. Now with the advent of a new trail into the park from our common grounds, we have a great opportunity to enjoy all the benefits. Jim Apgar, HOA board member, invites residents to join him in a community hike. Please come spend some time taking in the natural beauty that surrounds our community. Dogs are welcome!

WHERE: Meet at side road entrance just below Shady Hill Ct.

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: Wear good walking or hiking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. You may also want to bring a bottle of water and a snack.

QUESTIONS? Contact Jim Apgar at jim.apgar46@gmail.com

Halloween Campfire, October 31, 7pm

Kimball Ridge Ct. Common Ground. Bring a camp chair, BYOB. We will roast marshmallows.

Annual Meeting, November 7, 7:30 - 9pm

Woodbridge Elementary School cafeteria. Owners and renters are encouraged to participate.

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Spring 2017 Events

5 mile hike - Sunday, April 30, 1pm

We are blessed to be adjacent to Patapsco Valley State Park. The trail that starts from our common grounds has been extended all the way to the Pickall area of PVSP. Join us for this lovely hike along the river and streams and take in the beauty of the forest. We will gradually hike up about 600 feet elevation to take in some great vistas. Jim Apgar, HOA President will lead this community hike. Please come spend some time taking in the natural beauty that surrounds our community. Dogs are welcome!

WHERE: Meet at trail head across from Shady Hill Ct. WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: Wear good walking or hiking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Bring water and a snack. We will stop at a pavillion in the Pickall area for a break. Please note that the rest rooms will NOT be open, so plan accordingly. QUESTIONS? Contact Jim Apgar at jim.apgar46@gmail.com

5th Annual Dumpster Day! Saturday, April 15, 7am-noon

The HOA Board has arranged for a dumpster to be available for the community's use. The dumpster will be located on Drexel Woods Dr. just past Oak Shadows Court. Please use discretion with items brought for dumping. Not everything is acceptable for loading. We will have someone there to look over the refuse during the entire 5 hours of availability. Please review the following list for what is acceptable: Acceptable

Household waste as well as recyclables and compostables

Not Acceptable
  • Waste from construction or demolition activities (i.e., asphalt, concrete (greater than 18 inches in size), brick, black, stone, and aggregate
  • Hazardous wastes and liquids of any type (i.e., acids, caustics, pesticides, or chemicals)
  • Automobiles or automobile parts, including vehicle bodies or frames
  • Tree stumps greater than 12″ in height and more than 36″ across the roots. Tree logs, limbs, and wood larger than 8″x8″x6′ long, including railroad ties
  • Steel slabs and iron, steel reinforcing bars and steel rods
  • Explosives or flammable materials
  • Medical/radioactive waste
  • Drums or tanks (unless clean and cut in half)
  • Animal carcasses
  • Most large items that cannot be lifted manually

Spring Clean-up - Saturday, April 15, 9am-noon

We need volunteers for a neighborhood trash clean-up. We will meet at the dumpster set up for the day on Drexel Woods Dr. at 9am. Wear sturdy shoes, and long pants, bring gloves. We will canvas the common grounds around the woods and pick up trash.
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Spring 2016 – Events

4th Annual Dumpster Day! Saturday, April 16, 7am-noon

The HOA Board has arranged for a dumpster to be available for the community's use. The dumpster will be located on Drexel Woods Dr. just past Oak Shadows Court. Please use discretion with items brought for dumping. Not everything is acceptable for loading. We will have someone there to look over the refuse during the entire 5 hours of availability. Please review the following list for what is acceptable: Acceptable

Household waste as well as recyclables and compostables

Not Acceptable
  • Waste from construction or demolition activities (i.e., asphalt, concrete (greater than 18 inches in size), brick, black, stone, and aggregate
  • Hazardous wastes and liquids of any type (i.e., acids, caustics, pesticides, or chemicals)
  • Automobiles or automobile parts, including vehicle bodies or frames
  • Tree stumps greater than 12″ in height and more than 36″ across the roots. Tree logs, limbs, and wood larger than 8″x8″x6′ long, including railroad ties
  • Steel slabs and iron, steel reinforcing bars and steel rods
  • Explosives or flammable materials
  • Medical/radioactive waste
  • Drums or tanks (unless clean and cut in half)
  • Animal carcasses
  • Most large items that cannot be lifted manually

Spring Clean-up - Saturday, April 16, 9am-noon

We need volunteers for a neighborhood trash clean-up. We will meet at the dumpster set up for the day on Drexel Woods Dr. at 9am. Wear sturdy shoes, and long pants, bring gloves. We will canvas the common grounds around the woods and pick up trash.

Hike to the River! Saturday, April 30, 1pm

We are blessed to be adjacent to Patapsco Valley State Park. Now with the advent of a new trail into the park from our common grounds, we have a great opportunity to enjoy all the benefits. Jim Apgar, HOA board member, invites residents to join him in a community hike. Please come spend some time taking in the natural beauty that surrounds our community. Dogs are welcome!

WHERE: Meet at side road entrance just below Shady Hill Ct. WHAT TO BRING/WEAR: Wear good walking or hiking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. You may also want to bring a bottle of water and a snack. QUESTIONS? Contact Jim Apgar at jim.apgar46@gmail.com

Get fit for summer

Join your neighbors for weekly hikes in the Patapsco Valley. We'll explore more areas of the park like Cascade Falls, Buzzard Rock, Avalon and Orange Grove. We'll also do easy fitness walks along the paved Trolley Trail and Grist Mill Trail that runs along the Patapsco River. Contact Tara Gary at taragary@drexelwoods.com to be placed on the email list for notifications of hikes to begin spring of 2016. You can also find postings to all social events on the Drexel Woods Facebook page.

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Helpful Information from Baltimore County Police

At the recent Annual Meeting of the Drexel Woods Homeowners Association, Baltimore County Police Representative, Alisha Helpenstine, provided the attendees with several documents full of helpful safety information. You can access these documents below:
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NEW! DWHOA Photo Albums Page

A new page has been added to the Drexel Woods HOA website! Check out the Photo Albums page to see pictures from our community events, such as the community hikes to the river from April and October. Check back for more albums in the future.
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Updated Architectural Guidelines

The updated architectural guidelines, including changes for white windows and second story decks, have been posted to the Documents and Forms page. Please contact the board at hoa_mailbox@drexelwoods.com if you have any questions about the updated guidelines. Homeowners must continue to submit an Architectural Change Request (ACR) form prior to making changes to the exterior of the home. The ACR form can also be found on the Documents and Forms page.
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Vote Results – Architectural Guideline Updates

Thank you to everyone who participated in the community vote to determine whether to amend the architectural guidelines to include white windows and second-story decks. Of the votes received, the majority voted in favor of both amendments. Use the link below to view the updated guidelines pertaining to windows (including the associated painting and caulking changes) and shutter size. The Board is still working to finalize the second-story deck guidelines and will make them available as soon as possible. At that time, a new version of the architectural guidelines, including all changes, will be updated to the website. Updated Guidelines - Painting and Caulking, Shutters, Windows
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NEW! Drexel Woods Community Website

Welcome to the Drexel Woods Community Website!  This website has been established to provide an open and interactive communication method for the residents of Drexel Woods.  On this website you can find out about community news and events, view HOA Board information, as well as access community documents and forms.  Also, don’t forget to sign up for the Drexel Woods email list!  Just enter your email and start receiving community news and other mailings electronically. Happy browsing!  If you experience any problems with the website, please contact the website administrator at website_admin@drexelwoods.com.
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