Nepenthe’s Grounds Committee
The Grounds Committee meets on the third Thursday of every month at 3:00 pm in the Nepenthe Main Clubhouse. Nepenthe residents are welcome to attend and encouraged to consider joining the committee. Christina George is the Chair of the committee.
The Grounds Committee is an active group of homeowners focused on the care and maintenance of Nepenthe’s beautiful landscape. The committee works with management and the contract landscaper, Carson Landscape, as part of the overall team. Each committee member is assigned one of seven zones for which they become a Grounds Steward. The Stewards monitor their area and report any problems to the Nepenthe management for work order generation. In addition to serving as a grounds point-of-contact for the homeowners in their area, they also walk their zone regularly. Every seven weeks, the Steward walks the zone with the landscaper, manager and Grounds Chair and the Board liaison to the committee. This process ensures that the entire property is regularly reviewed and improvements are agreed upon on an as-needed basis.
Another important function of the committee is the care and maintenance of Nepenthe’s unique and beautiful urban forest. Every year, the arborist provides a report on the trees in each of the seven zones. His report is reviewed by the committee who then recommends action to the Board of Directors.