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

Thursday, March 18Monthly Meeting - Indian River Small Area Plan
  • Location: Zoom Meeting, Pre-register
  • Our guest speaker will be Benajamin Camras from the Chesapeake Planning Department and we'll review the latest on the Indian River Small Area Plan.  This will be an opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed plan.
  • We'll have updates on the latest community news and hold a brief business meeting to approve our budget for 2021-2022.
  • Please pre-register for the event to get the Zoom meeting URL.
Saturday, March 27: Great American Cleanup
  • Location: TBA
  • The Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council will be hosting at cleanup at TBA.  Stay tuned for more info.
Saturday, April 10: 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.  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'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.
  • All participants should follow Covid-19 safety precautions.  If you are sick or have been exposed to someone with Covid-19 please stay home and contact your doctor's office for care and proper quarantine procedures.  Masks must be worn properly during the cleanup.  Strive to maintain a minimum physical distance of six feet from others not in your household.  Wear gloves during the cleanup and sanitize your hands before removing your mask and/or touching your face.
  • To speed up registration and improve social distancing at the start of the cleanup, please review and complete the online safety release form at least one day before the event.
  • Rain date: April 17
Thursday, April 15Monthly Meeting - TBA
  • Location: Zoom Meeting
  • Our guest speaker will be Steven Traylor, Norfolk City Forester discussing importance of trees in urban environments.
  • We'll have updates on the latest community news.
  • Please pre-register for the event to get the Zoom meeting URL.
Thursday, May 20Monthly Meeting - TBA
  • Location: TBA
  • Our guest speaker will be TBA
  • We'll have updates on the latest community news.
  • Please pre-register for the event to get the Zoom meeting URL.
Saturday, June 5Tentative Clean 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 a cleanup 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. 
  • We will be following all recommended Covid-19 safety precautions in place at the time of this cleanup.  Details will be updated as we get closer to the date.
  • Pre-registration will open in May.
Thursday, June 17Monthly Meeting - TBA
  • Location: TBA
  • Our guest speaker will be TBA
  • We'll have updates on the latest community news.
  • Please pre-register for the event to get the Zoom meeting URL.