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

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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.

Another Great Suburban Acres Community Cleanup!

Members of the Suburban Acres Civic League joined forces to help clean up our community on Saturday, March 30.  It was a beautiful day for a clean up.  We look forward to future clean up efforts and will continue to commit to these events in the future.  Be on the lookout for future announcements of clean up dates by following this website and our facebook page!

[Reminder] Suburban Acres Spring Litter Cleanup 3/30/19 @ 9AM

When:  Saturday, March 30, 2019, 9:00 am.

Where:  Meet at Suburban Park Elementary School teachers’ parking lot.

The Suburban Acres Civic League is hosting our quarterly Adopt-a-Spot event.  Suburban Acres neighbors will gather to clean up litter around Suburban Park Elementary School and Caton Park, and along Thole Street to Tinee Giant.

Bring your friends and family to meet neighbors and help keep our community one of the best (and greenest) in Norfolk!  🌺🌳

RSVP to the Cleanup Event on the SACL Facebook Page!

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City of Norfolk Recycling Survey

The City of Norfolk has posted a survey in an attempt to gather feedback from citizens about their feelings about recycling, how much they do it, and how much they’d be willing to pay to make sure it continues. Please consider taking this survey to help the city with its decision making process regarding this important issue.

There is also a very interesting report posted on this website that the City will be presenting to City Council later this month. We also encourage our neighbors to sign up for Open City Hall so you can provide input on other surveys that the city posts in the future.

https://www.opentownhall.com/7261

This is an key issue for our city to sort out with full feedback from all citizens. For further context, please read the below article published in the Virginian Pilot on February 14, 2019.

https://pilotonline.com/news/government/local/article_13277810-306d-11e9-aa7c-0bb31a4ef4f1.html

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Adopt-A-Spot Cancelled for January 26, 2019

The Suburban Acres Civic League’s Adopt-A-Spot trash clean-up has been cancelled for Saturday, January 26th, due to the predicted freezing/sub-freezing temperatures in the morning.  The cleanup will be rescheduled for warmer weather so neighbors can enjoy their morning of community service!  ❄⛄❄

But mark your calendars for the league’s general meeting on February 11th at Suburban Park Elementary School.  Our speaker will be Norfolk Chief of Police, Larry Boone.  Here’s your chance to talk with our top law enforcement officer about crime and safety issues in our city.

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