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

Monday, March 16: Indian River Park Trail Planning Meeting - To be rescheduled
  • 6:30 pm to 8:3
    0 pm at Indian River Community Center, 2250 Old Greenbrier Rd
  • Parks, Recreation, and Tourism is hosting a public meeting to gather input on future improvements to Indian River Park.   Join us for this important opportunity to discuss concerns and opportunities for this great park.  The park has 80 acres of forested trails popular with the local community, nature lovers, mountain bikers and many more.  But the park is being squeezed by development, at risk from unsustainable practices, and threatening by spread of invasive plants.  Help map out a sustainable future for the park so that it continues to be one of Chesapeake great parks.
Thursday, March 19Monthly Meeting - Chesapeake Recreation - Cancelled
  • 7 PM in the Social Hall at the Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, VA
  • Learn about different recreation opportunity in Chesapeake as we hear from Monica Christiansen of Chesapeake Parks, Recreation, and Tourism.
  • Get the latest community news and updates.
  • There will be light refreshments and door prizes after the meeting.
Saturday, March 21: Tree Planting At Plymouth Park - Cancelled
  • From 9:00 AM to Noon, 
  • Plymouth Community Park at 701 Pond Lane (two blocks north of Border Rd)
  • Our main goal for this event is planting 9 new trees - Eastern Red Cedars and Eastern Redbuds - just north of the storm water channel.  We'll also be doing some trash pickup and English Ivy management.  
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and bring work gloves, shovels, rakes, pruners, and other useful gardening tools. 
  • We'll have snacks but we 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.
Thursday, April 16Monthly Meeting - Indian River Small Area Plan Update
  • 7 PM in the Social Hall at the Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, VA
  • We'll be getting an update on the Indian River Small Area Plan from Benjamin Camras of the Planning Department.
  • Get the latest community news and updates.
  • There will be light refreshments and door prizes after the meeting.
Saturday, April 18: Adopt-A-Park @ Indian River Park
  • 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.
  • In the lead up to Earth Day, we'll be tending to the native plant garden at the park entrance.  We may also do some  trail work, pruning, weeding, and cleanup.
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and bring work gloves. If you can, bring shovels, rakes, pruners, saws and other gardening tools.  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.
Thursday, May 21Monthly Meeting - Healthy Chesapeake
  • 7 PM in the Social Hall at the Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, VA
  • Calib Miller with Healthy Chesapeake will be talking to us about their Food Connection exists to address food insecurity and promote healthy eating.  Existing projects include partnerships with various community gardens.
  • Get the latest community news and updates.
  • There will be light refreshments and door prizes after the meeting.
Saturday, June 6Clean the Bay Day 
  • LOCATION: Indian River Park
    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.
  • From 9 am to Noon 
  • The Friends of Indian River's will be hosting cleanups at Indian River Park.  This will help to spruce up the area, collect trash that will otherwise get washed into the river and impact wildlife.
  • The city will provide garbage bags. We'll have water and snacks available. 
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and bring work gloves and other items that may be useful.   There is also trash to be collected from the flood plain of the creek, which is wet; bring rubber boots if you can help in this area.  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 help our planning, please RSVP to info@friendsofindianriver.org  (Last minute volunteers are still always welcome).
Thursday, June 18Monthly Meeting - Residential Solar
  • 7 PM in the Social Hall at the Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, VA
  • Arthur Fichter with Solar Services will tell us about options for Residential Solar.
  • Get the latest community news and updates.
  • There will be light refreshments and door prizes after the meeting.
Saturday, June 20: Adopt-A-Road Cleanup along Indian River Road 
  • From 9 AM to 11:30 am, join us for our quarterly cleanup.  
  • Meet at Post Office, side parking lot, 3810 Indian River Road
  • 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 cleanup 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.