Saturday, July 6, 2024

Summer Newsletter and Events

  • Upcoming Events
    • Dates for the September 
  • Planting starting at Blue Heron Landing Park
    • Many Hands Make Light Work! - More Volunteers Needed
    • June Recap
    • Tree Pledge
Upcoming Events

Save these dates for September
  • Saturday, 9/14, 8:30 am-10:30 am - Second Saturday Hike 
  • Thursday, 9/19, 7 pm - Monthly Meeting - Chesapeake Healthy Landscapes Program
  • Saturday, 9/21 - International Coastal Cleanup


Many Hands Make Light Work! - More Volunteers Needed

Thank you to the volunteers who have been weeding, mulching, and maintaining the gardens at the Indian River Road Oaklette Bridge and at Indian River Park, and at planters along Indian River Road.   We are looking for more volunteers to help.

At the Indian River Park native plant garden this year, we are going to try a "Divide and Conquer" approach. We have a few people that have already expressed interest in helping with the garden and the plan is to assign a small section to each of the volunteers that signs up. If you also want to help, our Native Plant Garden Captain, Amy Weber, will meet with you to point out your section and discuss the native plant selections and which plants that we consider to be weeds. You will visit the garden on your own time, every week or two, to keep your area in good shape. She will reach out to everyone periodically to see if there are any special concerns. She will be available to help as needed if you are unavailable on vacations or other times away!  Please feel free to contact her directly at to sign up to help or if you have any questions! 

At the Bridge Garden, we generally meet on Tuesday mornings to weed and do other tasks. If you are interested in helping out there, e-mail us at for more information.

June Recap

On our Adopt-A-Road cleanup, we collected litter around and under the bridge and up along Indian River Road.  We wrapped up early because of the high heat that morning, but we still collected nearly 100 lbs. of litter and debris.   Of course, I keep hoping for the day we have a cleanup and I have to report that we found no litter. 

We were also excited to see progress on the Indian River Shopping Center renovations.  They've even added some landscaping in front of the new storefronts!
And they are starting to do the planting of wetlands grasses at Blue Heron Landing Park!  See photo at top of newsletter.

Tree Pledge

Will you take our Tree Pledge to protect trees in our community?  
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