- Annual Meeting, Thursday, January 17
- Indian River Park Ivy Pull, Saturday, January 19
- Coal Ash Chronicles Film & Discussion, Wednesday, January 23
- Pine Cone Wreath Making Class, Friday, January 11
- 2019 Highlight Video and Year End Report
- December Update on Aqua Virginia Acquisition
Location: Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Dr.
Date: Saturday, January 19
9 am to Noon
** New location: Meet at the Indian River Park entrance at Paramont Avenue by the Power Lines (by the Ipswich Sign) ~2151 Paramont Ave
We'll be working on invasive plant removal, particularly English Ivy. Come help us control this scourge. The more volunteers that come out the more that we can accomplish!
Please wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and bring work gloves. Bring pruning clippers, loppers, screwdrivers (which are amazingly useful in prying ivy off tree trunks) and/or pruning saws if you have them. 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.
Coal Ash Chronicles Film & Discussion
Date: Wednesday, January 23 at
6:30 PM – 9 PM
Location: Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Rd, Chesapeake, Virginia 23324
Sierra Club, Friends of Indian River, Southern Environmental Law Center, and Potomac Riverkeeper, invite you to come join in on the conversation! There’s coal ash being stored at the Chesapeake Energy Center and buried near residential areas by the Cuffee Community Center. Come out to discuss and learn more about this important issue.
Date: Friday , January 11, Time : 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Rokeby Center, 1709 Rokeby Ave, Chesapeake VA 23325
Must pre-register: class limited to 10 persons, aged 55 or better! Sign up at Rokeby Center (or call 757-822-6259)
Cost : free (wire wreath frame, pine cones and bows provided)
Supplies needed: bring any sized bucket and garden gloves
View a one minute highlights video of 2018 and read the Friends' Year End Report at http://www.friendsofindianriver.org/2018/12/2018-year-end-report.html
Read the December update on the City's acquisition of the Aqua Virginia Water System in the Indian River Area. Looks like we're still on track for the purchase to close early in 2019. https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofIndianRiver/photos/a.123643934367633/2110998682298805