Mar 24

Meet Your Farmer Day, Saturday, March 25th, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

One of the largest social movements in our region of the world is the Buy Fresh Buy Local revolution. Supporting neighboring farmers is something many of us want to do, and just aren’t sure how.

• Come and meet the people who grow the food, ask them about their practices, set up a time to visit them on their farms, and find the right farm for your family’s needs
• Bring the kids to meet the many farm animals. We will have cheeps (tiny chicks), goats, lambs, and maybe even a calf!
•The Nature Center will be a drop-off site for all of these farms.
If you choose to become a weekly shareholder in a CSA it will be
delivered to your door. . . to the Nature Center.
•$4 suggested donation all going to the
farmers who are coming out at a busy time in their planting
season to meet our community and share their wisdom.

Mar 13

Snow Removal Information

The HOA office and Nature Center is closed today, Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

In preparation for the upcoming winter weather event, Broadlands Association and our snow plow contractor, Signature Snow and Ice Control, have made as many advanced preparations as possible in order to keep the association owned roads cleared for emergency response vehicles.  Please take a moment to determine whether you live on a VDOT street or a private (HOA owned) street.  See Snow Removal and Maintenance 2016-2017 if you are unsure.  Those residents living on private streets pay an additional assessments to the HOA to fund private road maintenance, including snow and ice services.  Residents on VDOT streets do not pay the HOA for their road maintenance; these roads are paid for by your personal property taxes.  The VDOT website has some good information regarding snow removal at http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp.

The chief objective of snow plowing is to clear one drive lane in order for emergency responders to get to you in the event of a fire or other life threatening emergency.  We ask that you stay home and off the roads for your safety and the safety of others.   If you get on the road under less than optimal driving conditions, you may endanger the lives of snow plow operators, emergency responders who would help you if you got hurt, and doctors/nurses/etc. trying to get to their essential, life-saving jobs.  Vehicles driving on snow compact it down, making it more difficult for the plow blade to clear the surface to the pavement.   Please heed the warnings of the government and media and stay off the road unless you absolutely must be out in it.

Once again this season, the HOA has provided our contractors with a dedicated phone to handle snow emergency comments from our residents living on HOA owned streets.  If you have an immediate concern regarding an HOA owned street or sidewalk, you may contact dispatch at 202-617-6484.  This phone will be monitored throughout the storm, but please leave a message if you do not reach dispatch immediately.  They may be handling other calls or plowing at the moment.  If you reside on a VDOT street, you may contact VDOT at 800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) or  You may also visit http://vdotplows.org to track VDOT truck locations in real time.

Please take a few moments to refer to the Snow Removal FAQs for Broadlands Association.

Feb 16

Concrete Jack to Remediate Trip Hazards

Concrete Jack will be performing repair work on HOA owned sidewalks to raise and support or grind down concrete as appropriate, to reduce trip hazards.  They are scheduled to be on site from Monday, February 20th-Thursday, February 23rd. We do not anticipate any significant interruptions in sidewalk access.  Detailed information on the process can be found on their website at http://concretejack.com/sidewalk-repair/.  These repairs are both environmentally friendly (uses existing concrete rather than removing, discarding of, and repouring old concrete) and cost efficient.

 

Feb 01

Residents Please Read: Tree Removal Guidelines

Trees are an integral part of the overall image and character of Broadlands and must be protected. You are required to obtain approval from the HOA before you can remove trees from your property. Prior to applying, please check your survey plat to verify that the tree is on your property. Tree stumps must be removed below ground level and the area reestablished.

For more details, please refer to the Design Guidelines on Tree Removal or contact our office at 703-729-9704. For general information on the Modifications Subcommittee approval process, click HERE>>

 

Oct 05

Night At The Nature Center Family Camp Out – October 7th & 28th, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 AM

CAMPOUT.NATURALISTCome to the Nature Center lawn and pitch your tent. Tent set-up begins as early as 4pm, or come whenever you can. Meet and greet the animals of the Nature Center at 7pm and gather round our fire pits for S’mores. Bring your own dinner–one that does not need to be cooked on our fire pit as we will have the embers occupied with marshmallow roasting.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: $10 per tent includes S’mores treats and access to the facilities. Click Date To Register and Pay: Oct 7th or 28th