Colonial Place/Riverview Civic League
Guest Speaker at this Month's Meeting: Brad Morgan, Back East Landscaping
NEXT BOARD MEETING will be Monday, February 21, 2011, at 7:00 pm.
DEADLINE for the March issue is Friday, February 18, 2011.
THIS MONTH'S MEETING AGENDA:   Monthly police report - Brad Morgan, Back East Landscaping will discuss raised bed gardening
There is plenty of activity happening along the waterfront in Colonial Place.
Wayne Webster of the City of Norfolk reports that the Haven Creek Walkway Project will be a reality in 2011. The contractor is J. Sanders Construction, located in West Point, Virginia. The contract price is $874,780, with a contract time of 240 calendar days. So hopefully the construction will be complete in late September. Mr. Webster and the City will keep us posted on the start date. This project will be a super addition to our neighborhood. Thanks again to Bill Nusbaum (and others) for staying on top of this long-proposed project.
To the north of the bike path, further along the Lafayette River, the bulkhead for the residents of Nichal Court and Mayflower Road is crumbling. The residents along this stretch are hoping the City will make some improvements to the bulkhead to protect land from further washing into the river. This deterioration is also a hazard. We need to support our neighbors to see improvement to this public property along the river.
Continuing along Mayflower, don’t forget about the RIVERFest on the Lafayette on Saturday, April 30th from 10-4 all along the 500 Block of Mayflower Road. There will be live music (including famous CP neighbor, Julie Clark), food and activities for all ages. We’re talking two Showmobiles, a Learning Barge, and about 30 tents!!!! You will be hearing lots more about this event in March and April.
Good news for boaters, kayakers, and water enthusiasts along Mayflower Road. The City has installed much needed new ladders along the bulkhead. Many of these ladders were initially placed more than 20 years ago when the bulkhead was replaced. Most ladders had rusted so badly they were unusable.
Further down Mayflower (along Knitting Mill Creek) there has been some preliminary work to explore options for a living shoreline. We will have a speaker from the City in February or March with an update on this project. Hopefully the erosion and lack of vegetation on this section will be addressed as well. Do what you can to keep this valuable waterfront and river clean.
For our February meeting, Brad Morgan, Back East Landscaping will discuss raised bed gardening, building and maintaining. These gardens are ideal for small areas, poor soil conditions and minimum water use because you build above ground and control growing conditions. They require less maintenance than a regular garden and it is surprising how much you are able to harvest from this form of vegetable, herb or flower gardening. As it is above ground, you are able to walk between the beds and it is a very organized way to garden.
In conjunction with Keep Norfolk Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful the weekend of Saturday, March 19th has been designated as clean-up time for Colonial Place and Riverview. Please volunteer to adopt a spot or street in CP/R for this year’s clean-up event to keep our neighborhood beautiful. I will need to know which area you will be tackling as the results must be forwarded to Keep Norfolk Beautiful. This is another opportunity for us to earn points towards our EARNN Program goals with cash awards. Please call me, Audrey Webb, at 623-1197 with any questions.
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