Saturday, November 10, 2012

Indian River Road Cleanup

We did our quarterly cleanup along Indian River Road today.   We were a bit short handed with only six volunteers coming out today.   But the weather was lovely and we accomplished our designated route, picking up trash from Wingfield Avenue to MacDonald Road.  

We also took time to do some cleanup under the bridge which had a lot of trash and debris due to Hurricane Sandy - all that litter on the street was washed into the river.   Bottles, cans, wrappers, and an infinite number of pieces of broken styrofoam.   We couldn't get it all but we made a visible difference pulling out two stuffed bags of trash.

All together, we collected 10 big bags of trash, 2 gasoline containers, and 1 large tire thread.   It was noteworthy that the amount of litter we collected was less than half of what was found on our very first cleanup, so it seems to be getting better.   Hopefully we'll have more volunteers in our next cleanup, very tentatively scheduled for February 9th.   As they say, many hands make light work.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

This Week: Regular Meeting and Adopt-A-Road

Please join us for our regular monthly meeting is this Thursday, November 8th at 7 PM in the John Teter Room at the Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Drive, Chesapeake, VA.   Rogard Ross will make a Photo Presentation about the wildlife along the shores, parks, and back yards of Indian River.   Light refreshments will be served afterwards.  Also consider bringing a donation of non-perishable food items for the Oaklette United Methodist Church food pantry.

On Saturday, November 10, we'll be cleaning up 1 mile of Indian River Road from the city limits at Wingfield Avenue all the way to MacDonald Road as part of the Adopt-A-Road program. This will help to spruce up the area, collect trash that will otherwise get washed into the river and impact wildlife, and give us the opportunity to interact with residents and businesses along Indian River Road.   We'll meet at the side parking lot of Indian River Post Office, 3810 Indian River Road, Chesapeake at 9 AM.  The city will provide garbage bags and orange safety vests. We'll have water and a few 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.

And Remember to Vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6.   Polls are open from 6 AM to 7 PM.