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

Rescheduled:
Saturday, March 2: Adopt-A-Park Cleanup At Plymouth Park
  • From 9:00 AM to Noon, 
  • Plymouth Community Park at 701 Pond Lane (two blocks north of Border Rd)
  • Plymouth Community Park is a small waterside park along the Indian River that is in need of some love.   
  • We'll be doing some trash pickup and some pruning and weeding.   Please wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and bring work gloves, pruners, and loppers that may be useful. Participants under 18 years of age must have adult supervision.
Thursday, March 21Meeting - Barbara Brumbaugh presents on Chesapeake's Water Quality Improvement Plans
  • 7 PM in the Social Hall at the Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, VA
  • Learn about what the City of Chesapeake is doing to improve the quality of our waterways in this presentation with Chesapeake's Environmental Program Manager Barbara Brumbaugh
  • There will be light refreshments and door prizes after the meeting.
    Saturday, March 23: Adopt-A-Road Cleanup along Indian River Road 
    • From 9 AM to 11:30 am, join us for our quarterly cleanup.  
    • Starting Location TBD
    • 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 water and snacks available. 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.
    Thursday, April 18Meeting - Ross Weaver discusses the Wetlands Watch Resilience Research and Design Collaborative
    • 7 PM in the Social Hall at the Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, VA
    • Wetlands Watch, Virginia Sea Grant, and the Green Building Council, Hampton Roads Chapter have joined forces to establish a research and design collaborative, linking research and education programs at Virginia universities with local governments with the goal to produce innovative solutions to make communities stronger and more resilient in the face of both environmental and economic change.  http://wetlandswatch.org/design-collaboratory/
    • There will be light refreshments and door prizes after the meeting.
    Revised Date
    Saturday, April 6: 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.
    • We'll be tending to the native plant garden at the park entrance  and also have information on native plants and gardening. 
    • If participating in the gardening, please wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and bring work gloves. If you can, bring shovels, rakes, pruners, saws and other gardening tools. We can use some wheel barrows to move mulch if you can bring one.  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 16: 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 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!