Ditches along Railroad Tracks near Yorktown Drive Cleared

Building off of the momentum from the September 2019 meeting of the Suburban Acres Civic League, Norfolk Southern and The City of Norfolk worked together to clear the ditches along the railroad tracks that run parallel to Yorktown Drive and Virginian Drive.  Completion of this project has been a long time coming for residents along Yorktown and Virginian.  This work should also lead to improvements in storm water drainage along surrounding streets.

The SACL would like to thank all residents who showed up at the September 2019 meeting and expressed to City speakers in attendance their frustration with the clogged ditches and resulting poor drainage, leading to this positive action.

For details of discussions at the September meeting, please see the Meeting Minutes area of the SACL website.  That meeting was attended by several neighbors who lived along Yorktown and Virginian, along with Councilwoman Andria McLellan, Gabriel Phelps from City of Norfolk Utilities, & John White from the Norfolk Department of Public Works.

It’s great to see SACL members and neighbors make a difference for our neighborhood through involvement with our meetings and direct communication with the City.

Pictured below is resident Louis Demarco.

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11/2/19 Suburban Acres Adopt-a-Spot Litter Cleanup Pictures

It was an absolutely gorgeous morning for cleaning up the neighborhood!  SACL members and neighbors cleaned up the grounds of Suburban Park Elementary and the streets and sidewalks of Thole Street from Galveston to Tinee Giant.

We even picked up two tires and a generator!

Thank you to everyone who came out to help pick up litter in the neighborhood.  See you all at our next event!

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[REMINDER] Suburban Acres Litter Cleanup – Saturday, 11/2/19 @ 9 AM

Come Out Saturday Morning to Help with the Suburban Acres Litter Cleanup!

 When:  Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9:00 am.

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

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

Bring your friends and family to meet neighbors and help for about an hour to keep our community one of the best (and greenest) in Norfolk!

Remember to follow our events on facebook

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[REMINDER] SACL Adopt-A-Spot Saturday, Aug 17, 9AM

When:  Saturday, August 17 2019, 9:00 am.

 

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

 

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

 

Bring your friends and family to meet neighbors and help for about an hour to keep our community one of the best (and greenest) in Norfolk!

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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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