March 17, 2022
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Board of Supervisors Members to Hold Town Hall Meeting
 
Members of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in the Thomas Calhoun Walker Education Center Cafeteria, 6099 T. C. Walker Road. Board of Supervisors Chair Robert J. Orth and other members of the Board will hold the town hall to provide citizens with an opportunity to share their comments or concerns and to ask questions about the Acting County Administrator’s proposed budget. 
 
For more information, please contact the County Administration office at 804-693-4042.
Volunteers Sought to Place No Discharge Signage Along Sarah Creek and Perrin River

Gloucester’s Clean and Green Committee is seeking residents along Sarah Creek and the Perrin River who would like to volunteer to place signage on their docks to notify boaters that those areas are classified as No Discharge Zones (NDZ). The two waterways were recently designated as NDZs because of impaired shellfish harvesting due to fecal coliform counts.

HAM Radio Group Participating in Collaboration Event

In conjunction with The Pocahontas Project (TPP) and Gloucester County Community Engagement and Public Information, the Middle Peninsula Amateur Radio Club (MPARC) will be participating in the Gloucester Collaboration.

The radio club will be setting up HAM radios on Sunday March 20, 2022 on the Gloucester Court Circle at the north end of Main Street at 9:00 a.m. The goal is to be on the air at noon and run until 3 p.m. The group's objective is to communicate with all the existing Gloucester’s throughout the world via HAM Radio communications.

With the help from its club members, the group will attempt to communicate with three different modes of radio communications. Its first attempt will be using Morse code from noon until 1 p.m. From 1-2 p.m., they will be using voice to make calls. Its third attempt, from 2-3 p.m., will be using digital data modes to reach sister cities around the world. The group has contacted HAM radio clubs in the other Gloucester’s and their amateur radio operators will be listening and returning the call.

The public is welcome to come observe and support the group's effort. Members will be standing by to share their experience, answer questions and provide insight into Amateur Radio and how enthusiasts provide a vital role in the community and around the world.
Public Input Encouraged on Second Phase of Multimodal Study
 
Members of the public are encouraged to provide additional input and recommendations on routes for biking and walking in Gloucester. This is a second phase in the County’s Multimodal Transportation Study that took place last fall.
 
The project’s consultant, Toole Design, compiled a group of recommendations that were submitted during the first phase of the project into a Vision Network Map. Now, the consultant is seeking input on which routes the County should prioritize when seeking funding for the multimodal projects. 

Clean Gloucester Day 2022 Scheduled for March 26
Consider making a tangible difference in the health of your community! Save the date for the next Clean Gloucester Day!


Identifying and Fixing Leaks Saves Dollars and Makes Sense 

Is the drip, drip, drip in your bathtub driving you mad? Well, it’s also increasing your water bill and wasting valuable H20 here in Hampton Roads. Finding and fixing leaks in your home, yard and workplace is the focus of Fix-a-Leak Week, March 14-20, an annual EPA awareness event supported locally by askHRgreen.org.

Left unattended, faulty toilet flappers, dripping faucets and other leaking valves can amount to the loss of nearly 90 gallons of water per household, per day.

“Every drop adds up, in terms of money and wasted resources,” said Rebekah Eastep, an askHRgreen.org team leader. “Repairs such as these are easy to do and will save you about 10 percent on your water bill.” 
PARKS & REC NEWS
Parks and Rec Offering a Wide Variety of Activities Over the Coming Weeks

BEST YEARS TRIPS – VIRGINIA ZOO
Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring a trip to Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, on Wednesday, April 20. The trip leaves from the parking lot of County Office Building One (6467 Main Street) at 8:30 am and returns at 4:00 pm. The fee is $35.00, with lunch on your own, and the deadline to register is April 17.

SPRING BREAK HISTORY CAMP
Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Spring Break History camp for 3rd thru 6th graders on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 5-7 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm at the Gloucester Museum of History. We will visit the Mariner’s Museum, Colonial Williamsburg and the State Capitol. The registration fee is $75 and the deadline to register is March 29.

BEAVERDAM THE FULL HIKE
Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring The Full Hike on March 26 at 9:00 am at Beaverdam Park. Meet at the Main entrance (8687 Roaring Springs Road) at 9:00 am for this SELF GUIDED HIKE, we will shuttle you to the Fary’s Mill Road entrance where you will pick up the trail for a 9.5 mile hike back to the Main Entrance. Bring food and water. Dress for the weather and wear rugged shoes. The fee is $5 and the deadline to register is March 24.

BEAVERDAM HAS GONE TO THE BIRDS
Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Bird Feeder Building on Saturday, April 16 at 9:00 am at Beaverdam Park for ages 8 and over, under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. All supplies are included, bring a battery powered screw driver if you have one. The fee is $12 and the deadline to register is April 2.

SPRING BREAK CAMP AT BEAVERDAM
Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring a Spring Break Camp for ages 9-12 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 5-7 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Whitcomb lodge. Games, crafts, hiking, kayaking and more. Dress for the weather and to get dirty, bring a lunch and drink. The fee is $45 and the deadline to register is March 29.

BEAVERDAM WATERCRAFT WORKSHOP
Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring a Watercraft Workshop for ages 16 and older on Saturday, April 16 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Beaverdam park. Park rangers will discuss VA Boating Laws and will have Conservation Police Officer Roy Morris in attendance to answer questions. Set up, use and safety of Jon boats, kayaks and canoes will be covered. The fee is $5 and the deadline to register is April 9.

PUPPY TRAINING
Parks, Recreation & Tourism is sponsoring Puppy (12 weeks to 1 year) Training by Amy Willoughby, CPDT-KA, on Wednesdays, April 13 thru May 18, 6:30-7:30 pm at the Whitcomb Lodge. The fee is $169.00 and the deadline to register is April 4.

FLOOR YOGA
Parks, Recreation & Tourism sponsors Floor Yoga on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Just Breathe Yoga on Mondays from 4:30-5:30 and Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 pm at the Stewart Building is $35 per month. Free Flow Yoga from 5:30-6:45 pm at the Whitcomb Lodge is $9 per day or $8 per day if registered for the whole month. Floor Yoga is Tuesdays or Thursdays from 11:00-12:00 at the Stewart Building and is $35 per month.

Remember, pre-registration is required for all activities. For more information on these and other activities, call PRT at 804-693-2355, email prt@gloucesterva.info or stop by the office 6382 Main Street. For online registration visit https://gloucesterva.info/civicrec.
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