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

Wednesday, January 1 First Day Hike at Indian River Park 
  • From 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm,  Meet at the park entrance at Rokeby Ave. and Main St. (2001 Rokeby Ave.)
  • Join us for new New Year's Day tradition to explore Indian River Park and it's century old forest on the Indian River flood plain.  Learn about the history of the park, its native trees, and its value to maintaining the health of local butterfly, bird, and wildlife populations.  Note: the forest trail has uneven surfaces and minor elevation changes. 
Thursday, January 16, 2020Annual Meeting
  • 7 PM in the Social Hall at the Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, VA
  • Join us for our Annual Meeting where we discuss plans for the new year and elect officers.
  • There will be light refreshments and door prizes after the meeting.
Saturday, January 18, 2020Adopt-A-Park Volunteer Work Day (Invasives/English Ivy Removal.)
  • 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.
  • 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. 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 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.
Saturday, February 15: Great Backyard Bird Count Hike at Indian River "Woodland" Lake
  • Its the weekend of the Great Backyard Bird Count, a worldwide effort to identify the distribution of birds; as part of this we'll be leading a guided bird walk around the lake between the Indian River Community/Rec Center and the High School.
  • From 8:30 am to 10:30 am.   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!