Saturday, August 31, 2013

Welcome to our fall season

We hope everyone had a wonderful summer and we welcome everyone back to an exciting new year for the Friends of Indian River.   Our regular meetings continue on the second Thursday of every month at the Oaklette United Methodist Church and we have a full calendar of volunteer events to help improve our neighborhood.   We hope all of you can make it out to at least one of our events.

- Thursday, September 12th, at 7 pm: Monthly Meeting - a representative of the Elizabeth River Project will present on the River Star Homes Program and plans for expanding the ERP's presence along the Eastern Branch and the Indian River.

- Saturday, September 14th, 9 am: Cleanup -  join us for our quarterly cleanup along Indian River Road.  We'll also use this event to help with the International Coastal Cleanup by getting trash out from underneath the bridge.   The city will provide garbage bags and orange safety vests. We'll have water and a few snacks available. Please wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and bring work gloves and other items that may be useful. Participants under 18 years of age must have adult supervision.  Meet at side parking lot of Indian River Post Office, 3810 Indian River Road, Chesapeake.

In October, Buy Fresh Buy Local will present at our monthly meeting.  We'll also have several volunteer events in Indian River Park to construct a new nature trail.   This is a project we started, in cooperation with Chesapeake Parks Department and the Chesapeake Arboretum, to show off this century-old forest along the headwaters of the Indian River in the park.   There will be several work days in Saturday's (October 12th, 26th, and possibly the 19th) and we will need volunteers.

Also, remember that this Tuesday, September 3rd, 7 pm, the City is holding a Town Meeting at Indian River Middle School at 2300 Old Greenbrier Rd.   This is an opportunity to ask the City Council about topics that concern you.

For our complete calendar see http://www.friendsofindianriver.org/p/calendar.html

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