Calendar

Our regular meetings are on the THIRD Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 pm at Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, Va. 23325.    Most months we also plan a hands-on activity to help improve our neighborhood.  We'd love to have you join us!

Future Meetings and Events

No Second Saturday Hike this January

Thursday, Jan 20Annual Meeting
  • Time 7 pm
  • Location: Online - Zoom - sign up at https://forms.gle/thmvFKLg5kCFqPBNA
  • Please join us at our Annual Meeting as we hold election for our board and review plans for the coming year!
  • We'll also have the latest community news.
Saturday, January 22Adopt-A-Park - Invasive Species Workshop
  • From 9 am to Noon.  
  • Meet at the Indian River 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.
  • Learn to identify various invasive plant species that threaten Indian River Park and natural areas across the Tidewater region.  Those found in the park include English Ivy, Chinese Privet, Multifloral Rose, Linden Viburnum, and others.  
  • Then we'll have a work effort to clear some outbreaks of the English Ivy. The more volunteers that come out the more that we can accomplish! 
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and bring work gloves. We'll be working both to remove Ivy on the ground and on trees.  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 snacks but 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.
  • To save time and allow for better social distancing, please pre-register at https://forms.gle/NKq7m3pMS4JwyV5X6

TBD: Tree Planting along Indian River Road at Oaklette Bridge
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: Meet at Lilac Avenue and Indian River Road.  Park along Lilac Avenue by the Norfolk Highlands Primary School.  It is a No Parking zone along Oleander Avenue (parallel to Indian River Road).
  • We'll need volunteers to support planting of 14 trees, 30 shrubs, and 34 muhly and fountain grasses in the side median between Indian River Road and Oleander Avenue.  The heavy lifting will be done by a contractor whole prepare the site and plant the trees.  But we need volunteers to do the shrub and grasses planting and help with other tasks.  We'll have Master Gardeners on hand to provide guidance.  
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and bring work gloves. If you can, bring shovels and rakes.  We'll have water and snacks available.  We also always encourage folks to bring their own water in reusable bottles to minimize use of plastic bottles and cans.  
  • Participants under 18 years of age must have adult supervision.
  • We will be following all recommended Covid-19 safety precautions in place at the time of this event.  
  • To speed up registration and improve social distancing, please pre-register online at TBD.