- Great Backyard Bird Count - Saturday, Feb 15
- Monthly Meeting - Solar for Home - Thursday, Feb 20
- Adopt-A-Road Cleanup along Indian River Road - Saturday, Feb 22
- Chesapeake Conservation Conference - Friday, Mar 6
- Indian River Park Trail Planning Meeting - Monday, Mar 16
- Conservation Landscaping
- Other News
Saturday, Feb 15, 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Location: Meet at the Indian River Community Center, 2250 Old Greenbrier Rd.
When scouting the site, a variety of birds were spotted including Cormorants, Mallards, Pied-Bill Grebe, Bluebirds, - Yellow-Rumped Warblers, Woodpeckers, and more.
We'll have some binoculars and a spotting scope, but do bring your own if you have some!
Date: Thursday, Feb 20, 7 pm
Location: Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, VA
Learn about options for installing solar at your home from Arthur Edwards, Sales Consultant at Solar Services, a local solar installation company.
Get the latest community news and updates.
There will be light refreshments and door prizes after the meeting.
Date: Saturday, Feb 22, 9 am to 11 am
Location: Post Office side parking lot at 3810 Indian River Rd
We need your help for our quarterly cleanup. Join us for a few hours to clean up the mile of Indian River Road from the city limits at Wingfield Avenue all the way to MacDonald Road. We are also asking all business owners along Indian River Road - and everywhere really - to make sure they sweep up in front of their storefronts as part of the effort. And if you can't make it out for our organized cleanup please take 15 minutes and clean up the street and ditches in front of your home; pass the word to your neighbors!
For our main cleanup on Indian River Road, the city will provide garbage bags and orange safety vests. We'll have snacks but we encourage folks to bring their own water in reusable bottles to minimize use of plastic bottles. 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.
Date: Friday, March 6
Date: Monday, March 16
A Conditional User Permit application for the construction of a new convenience store as part of the BP Gas Station on Indian River Road across the street from the Post Office has been submitted. The City's Planning Commission will consider the application on Wednesday, 2/12. The construction of the store will result in the loss of the two very large, mature trees on the property at the corner of Hawthorne and Indian River Road. These provide a current tree canopy over about 30% of the property. With the goal to make sure that the landscaping of the site is as environmentally sound and aesthetically pleasing as possible, the Friends have sent input on the project to the Planning Department. Learn more about this at https://www.facebook.com/115427591855934/posts/2883784301686902/
Congratulations to Wickers Crab Pot Seafood Restaurant and to the Rivercrest Condominium Association in receiving Sustained Distinguished Performance Awards from the Elizabeth River Project River Star Business program. Thank you for making efforts to improve the quality of our community! https://www.pilotonline.com/inside-business/special-reports/vp-ib-river-sustained-0120-20200120-scmwdoqmhrhivaog42rkdmmjoi-story.html
Thank you to the 9 volunteers, including several Tidewater Master Naturalists, who came out to Indian River Park on a chilly morning last month to work on removing invasive plants from Indian River Park. We started with education on the key invasive plants threatening the park - English Ivy, Chinese Privet, Multifloral Rose, Japanese Honeysuckle, and (visible in the summer) Japanese Stilt Grass - and our strategy for containing and managing the problem. Then we cleared an area of about 2000 sq. ft. just off the main trail of English Ivy, filling 9 big bags. If you want to learn more about our efforts and how you can help, just reply back to this e-mail.