Monday, March 30, 2015

April Activities

At our next regular meeting on Thursday, April 16, 7 pm., representatives from Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism will be talking to us about our local parks and recreation centers, including upcoming plans and events.   As always, there will be light refreshments and door prizes after the presentation

On Saturday, April 25, we are holding an Adopt-A-Park Volunteer Work Day at Indian River Park, from 9:30 am to Noon.  Meet at the park entrance at Rokeby Ave. and Main St. (2001 Rokeby Ave.) We'll be working on various projects around the park including trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, tending to the native plant garden at the entrance, and trash pickup - depending on volunteer availability. The more volunteers that come out the more that we can accomplish! Afterward, we'll also do a short guided walk of the nature trail for those interested.  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.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

March Adopt-A-Road Cleanup

We had a great turnout for our quarterly Adopt-A-Road Cleanup along Indian River Road.   Ten of our regular, dedicated volunteers turned out on this beautiful day.   And we had help from a group of volunteers from Naval Air Station Oceana.    With the extra help from the Navy, we were able to do an extra thorough job all the way up to railroad overpass at the Norfolk city line.   Together, the combined team collected over 30 heavy bags of trash including lots of plastic bottles, cans, plastic bags, food wrappers, cigarette butts, and automotive fragments.   Once again, a big thank you to these hard working volunteers!
Volunteers out in force!
The Navy sends a message: Stop Littering!