Friday, November 28, 2014

New Date for Meetings, including Holiday Party

We have outgrown the classroom that we've been using for our meetings, and in order to use the big Social Hall at Oaklette United Methodist Church, we are changing our regular meeting date to the THIRD Thursday of the month, starting in December.  

That means that our Holiday Party will on Thursday, December 18th, at 7 PM at the church.  This will be our end of year celebration to recognize our many accomplishments, recognize our volunteers, and socialize.  Please bring a desert to share and join the festivities.  We'll have a silent auction, so you can finish some Christmas shopping too.   Please also consider bringing a donation of non-perishable food items for the Oaklette United Methodist Church food pantry to the meeting this evening. Even if you have not been to a meeting in a while or if this would be your very first meeting, we encourage you to come out and partake in the merriment.

Also , a week earlier,
on Saturday, December 13th, we'll have a event to remove Invasive Ivy at Indian River Park from 9:30 AM to Noon.   We'll mainly be cutting English Ivy that has grown up trees.   This will prevent the ivy from creating fruit and creating new outbreaks in the park.  Please wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and bring work gloves; we recommend long pants and long sleeved shirts. Bring pruning clippers, loppers, screwdrivers (which are amazingly useful in prying ivy off tree trunks) and/or pruning saws if you have them.  We'll have water and snacks available.   Participants under 18 years of age must have adult supervision.  Meet at the 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.

Friday, November 7, 2014

November Events

Our next regular meeting is on Thursday, November 13th, 7 pm, at the Oaklette United Methodist Church.   Casey Shaw from the Elizabeth River Project will be talking to us about the brand new Restoration Plan for our Eastern Branch, including the Indian River.   Come out and learn about the planned efforts including improved public access to the river, trails, River Star Home opportunities and more.  There will be light refreshments and door prizes after the presentation.

We'll also be collecting donation for the Oaklette United Methodist Church food bank at this meeting.   Just bring non-perishable goods to the meeting to help those less fortunate.

The following Saturday, November 15th, at 9:30 am we will be doing a cleanup along Indian River Road, meeting at the Post Office.   We'll be cleaning up 1 mile of Indian River Road from the city limits at Wingfield Avenue all the way to MacDonald Road. 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're looking for a good turnout for this volunteer event, so please come out.

We still don't have a new date for the Native Plant garden planting at Indian River Park.   We'll let you know as soon as we do.