In recent years, Greensboro and the Caspian Lake community have seen an uptick in the use of Chinese paper lanterns. Several residents have indicated concern about the environmental impact and safety of these lanterns. They have been found in the lake, on people’s cottages and lawns, and in farmer’s fields where they pose a serious health risk to livestock if they and the wires they contain are baled or ingested by animals.
The GA Board hoped to gain more input from the membership at its Annual Meeting last week, but a full agenda limited the available time for discussion. The Board anticipates discussing in future meetings what, if any, position the GA should take on the use of these lanterns. They are actively seeking member input to inform discussions on this issue. Please leave comments here or in the GA’s Facebook Group. To ensure that input helps the Board better understand the community’s position on this issue, the Communications Committee would like to remind participants that discussion should be kept respectful. All comments are subject to review by the communications team and inflammatory or derogatory remarks will be removed.