Thursday, January 3, 2019

January Newsletter and Events

In this month's issue:
- Annual Meeting, Thursday, January 17
- Indian River Park Ivy Pull, Saturday, January 19
- Coal Ash Chronicles Film & Discussion, Wednesday, January 23
- Pine Cone Wreath Making Class, Friday, January 11
- 2019 Highlight Video and Year End Report
- December Update on Aqua Virginia Acquisition

Annual Meeting
Date: Thursday, January 17th, 7 pm
Location: Oaklette United Methodist Church, 520 Oaklette Dr.

Join us as we discuss plans and priorities for 2019, hold elections for our officers and board, and discuss plans for coming year. There will be light refreshments and door prizes.

Adopt-A-Park Volunteer Work Day (Invasives/English Ivy Removal)
Date: Saturday, January 19
9 am to Noon

** New location: Meet at the Indian River Park entrance at Paramont Avenue by the Power Lines (by the Ipswich Sign) ~2151 Paramont Ave

We'll be working on invasive plant removal, particularly English Ivy.   Come help us control this scourge. The more volunteers that come out the more that we can accomplish! 

Please wear closed-toe shoes, a hat and bring work gloves. Bring pruning clippers, loppers, screwdrivers (which are amazingly useful in prying ivy off tree trunks) and/or pruning saws if you have them.  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.

Coal Ash Chronicles Film & Discussion
Date: Wednesday, January 23 at 
6:30 PM – 9 PM
Cuffee Community Center, 2019 Windy Rd, Chesapeake, Virginia 23324

Sierra Club, Friends of Indian River, Southern Environmental Law Center, and Potomac Riverkeeper, invite you to come join in on the conversation! There’s coal ash being stored at the Chesapeake Energy Center and buried near residential areas by the Cuffee Community Center. Come out to discuss and learn more about this important issue.

Other News

Come out to the Rokeby Center to learn how to make a Pine Cone Wreath at one of their 55 and Better Programs
Date: Friday , January 11, Time : 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Rokeby Center, 1709 Rokeby Ave, Chesapeake VA 23325
Must pre-register: class limited to 10 persons, aged 55 or better! Sign up at Rokeby Center (or call 757-822-6259)
Cost : free (wire wreath frame, pine cones and bows provided)
Supplies needed: bring any sized bucket and garden gloves

View a one minute highlights video of 2018 and read the Friends' Year End Report at

Read the December update on the City's acquisition of the Aqua Virginia Water System in the Indian River Area.  Looks like we're still on track for the purchase to close early in 2019.
You can become a member of the Friends of Indian River, renew your membership, or make a donation online at

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