Bull Frog Pond Inlet Work Begins August 28

The County of Loudoun is responsible for the four inlet pipes that take stormwater into Bullfrog pond.  Representatives of the county’s Department of General Services, Public Works Division oversee the stormwater management program.  Residents surrounding the pond were previously notified that they would be surveying the pond inlets in order to delineate the tree preserve and protected wetlands areas, marked these areas with stakes, and contracted with The Care of Trees to remove trees that were obstructing the inlets.  The county has now contracted with Madigan Construction to remove sediment build up and refurbish rip rap on each of these inlets.  This work will allow the inlets to work as they were designed by slowing down the flow of water from stormwater runoff into the pond.

The equipment may cause damage to the trail and/or the turf.  We will address any necessary trail repairs this fall and the county will restore any damaged turf.

If you have questions regarding this information, please contact Karl E. Evans, Senior Stormwater Engineer at 703-771-5358 or Karl.Evans@loudoun.gov.

Flicks in the Sticks…POSTPONED to Sat, Aug 25!

Due to the damp conditions and potential rain, tonight’s movie is POSTPONED until Saturday, August 25 at 8:15 pm. This movie is 2:32 minutes long, hence the slightly earlier start time.

Join your fellow residents for some fun and popcorn on the Nature Center lawn and be entertained by Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Saturday, August 25 at 8:15 pm. This will be the last Flicks in the Sticks movie night for this season, so don’t miss out!  For details on this event, click here>>

Master’s Potions Class – Rescheduled to Friday June 22 at 6:00pm

Snapes Masters Potions Class, June 22

This event was postponed until Friday, June 22. One class will be held starting at 6:00 pm. Anyone who registered for classes on June 16th is welcome to come on Friday or request a refund to naturalist@broadlandshoa.com.

Join the Naturalist this Friday to conjure up the following summertime potions:

Bath bombs (you choose the flavor) for long soaks after your giant hikes and bike rides, coconut lime sunscreen with raspberry seed oil for SPF 45+, tick-away spray, post bug bite blitz balm (just add dandelions), the secret to preventing a poison ivy outbreak, dream-dust, and yarrow flower in three preparations (our Broadlands fields are covered in yarrow this time of year), and BUTTERBEER FOR ALL!!!

Friday Class: 6:00pm – 7:30pm : $20.00 per person – REGISTER HERE>>

Ages 8+ are welcomed but are recommended to attend with an adult and all can dress for the occasion!

Happening this Weekend in Broadlands….

First family camp out of the season this Friday, June 15: Camp WhompingWillow 

$10 per tent register here: details>>

More camp out dates: 22, July 6, 13, August 17, 24, September 14, 28

 


Snapes Masters Potions Class, June 16

Join the Naturalist this Saturday to conjure up the following summertime potions:

Bath bombs (you choose the flavor) for long soaks after your giant hikes and bike rides, coconut lime sunscreen with raspberry seed oil for SPF 45+, tick-away spray, post bug bite blitz balm (just add dandelions), the secret to preventing a poison ivy outbreak, dream-dust, and yarrow flower in three preparations (our Broadlands fields are covered in yarrow this time of year), and BUTTERBEER FOR ALL!!!

$20.00 per person, register at Broadlandshoa.org/PotionsJune2018

  • First class: 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Second class: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Both classes offer same potions. Ages 8+ are welcomed but are recommended to attend and all can dress for the occasion!


Join us on the Nature Center Lawn on June 16 to watch Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – 8:45 pm  Details on this event>>   

The Jungle Book