Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Date: Saturday, December 10th, 9:30 am to Noon
Location: Indian River Park, 2001 Rokeby Avenue
Meet at the park entrance at Rokeby Ave. and Main St. (2001 Rokeby Ave.) which is located just south of Military Highway, i.e. across Military Highway from the Fire Station. We'll be focusing on removal of invasive species, primarily English Ivy. Please wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and bring work gloves. We will have water and lots of snacks. (We also always encourage folks to bring their own water in reusable bottles to minimize use of plastic bottles). Participants under 18 years of age must have adult supervision.
Date: Thursday, December 15th, 7 pm
Location: Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Dr.
- At our November meeting we heard from the Director of Public Works, David Jurgens, on the negotiations with Aqua Virginia addressing water issues affecting their service area on the east side of Norfolk Highlands, including the Indian River Shopping Center. The proposal under consideration could rapidly resolve the fire protection service issues for the Shopping Center - and thus enable its redevelopment, provide backup water supply from the city for the entire neighborhood, and ultimately provide fire hydrant coverage for the entire area in stages over the next several years. But Aqua Virginia has no interest in selling the water system and would continue to be the primary provider of water for that neighborhood. Community input to the City Council will be crucial in bringing this deal to closure. Read more details at http://www.friendsofindianriver.org/2016/12/aqua-virginia-update.html
- Mark your calendars - our Annual Meeting and elections will be held on January 19th, 2017, 7 pm, at the Oaklette United Methodist Church