2018 Norfolk Water Quality Report is Out

The City of Norfolk has posted the 2018 Water Quality Report.

You can view the report by going here:

https://www.norfolk.gov/DocumentCenter/View/46054

For more information on Norfolk Water, you can check out their website, here:

https://www.norfolk.gov/index.aspx?NID=528

The City of Norfolk has also posted this helpful video about how water gets from source to tap:

Suburban Acres Civic League Supports Suburban Park Elementary Field Trip

The Suburban Acres Civic League joined 16 other donors to fund a DonorsChoose.org project that sent 100 PreK-2 students from Suburban Park Elementary School to the Nauticus Museum in April.  Below is the letter we received from the teacher at Suburban Park Elementary.  Thanks to YOU, our community, for helping these young scholars learn about the importance of the local waterways to Norfolk and Hampton Roads.

 

Dear Suburban Acres Civic League,

 Thank you so much for the donation. The children thoroughly enjoyed the trip. There was so much to see, many of them didn’t want to leave.

The trip began with a slide show of creatures in the waterways and artifacts for the children to actually touch and ask questions about. The children were fascinated by the exoskeletons and other parts of water creatures. The presenter even spoke with them individually. Some of the children stayed back in the room with the giant screen to enjoy a movie on water creatures.

There was more to explore so we went off to tour the Naval museum which included a tour of a real battleship-The Wisconsin. The children enjoyed it so much they wanted to stay in the bunk-beds! Inside the museum tour, they saw sharks, drove speedboats over the water (only virtually!), and marveled at the water creatures all around them. They even got to use the dual hoist cranes to move cargo containers! Even now, after a month, as we discuss jobs people do, while reading a book about captains my students have exclaimed, “That’s like the one who drove the ship!” Thank you for making this amazing experience possible!

With gratitude,
Mrs. D Luc

view of sunset

Photo by Andrew Neel on Pexels.com

[Reminder] Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting, Monday, May 13, 2019

Speaker:  Denise Gruccio from the Eggleston Garden Center.  Learn about the best plants for our area and Eggleston’s gardening and landscaping services.

We also will hear from special guest, Delegate Robert (Rob) Bloxom, our delegate for the 100th District of the Virginia Legislature.  He will update us on what’s happening in the legislature and listen to your issues.

The league will vote on the City of Norfolk’s offer to install a dynamic speed sign at westbound 536/544 Thole Street to reduce speeding.

When:  6:30 pm.  Doors open at 6:00 pm for refreshments and socializing.

Where:  Suburban Park Elementary School, 310 Thole Street

Please come and join your neighbors to learn what’s going on around our neighborhood.  Our Community Resource Officer from the Norfolk Police Department will give updates.  And . . . a chance to win a free door prize gift certificate.  Hope to see you!

Make sure to check out our Events page on Facebook to keep up with meetings and other group events!

[Update] Dynamic Speed Sign for Thole Street

The Suburban Acres Civic League requested that the City of Norfolk install dynamic speed signs in both directions on Thole Street to deter speeders.  It appears the City is ready to install the westbound sign; the eastbound sign will be installed later.

The Board of Directors of the Civic League recommends that the westbound sign (heading towards Granby Street) be located along the curb at 536/544 Thole Street, based on the City of Norfolk’s Division of Transportation analysis of optimum sites for this solar-powered sign.

A link to Google Maps shows the location of the proposed sign on westbound Thole Street:  https://goo.gl/maps/wk55XrX2DiV7XxLL7

Below is a picture of what the sign will look like – this picture was taken on Lakewood Drive.

The civic league General Membership will discuss and vote on the approval of the westbound dynamic speed sign at its general meeting on May 13, 2019.  Please come!

speed sign example

Update from the City of Norfolk on Household Hazardous Waste

FYI, the below was posted on Nextdoor.com on May 1, 2019 by the City of Norfolk…

HHW Will Remain at Waste Management until June 30

Due to the continuation of facility upgrades at SPSA’s Norfolk Transfer Station, Waste Management will continue to accept Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) through June 30. Residents may drop-off items at 1176 Pineridge Road between 10am-2pm, Monday through Saturday. The Towing and Recovery facility will continue to accept electronics and paper shredding 24 hours, 7 days a week. They are located at 1188-A Lance Road.