Nov 03

Treats for Our Troops!

operation-gratitudeDonate your unopened Halloween candy to our troops at home and overseas and let them know you care! Donations can be dropped off at the Broadlands Nature Center on the following days:

  • November 5th (Sat) — 10:00am-2:00pm
  • November 7th thru November 10th (Mon-Thu) — 9:00am-5:00pm

Please ensure your candy is enclosed in a zipped plastic bag. If you like, you can also send a personal letter to our troops letting them know how much you appreciate their sacrifices, Need ideas on what to write? Also, you may include a donation to cover the cost of shipping.

Operation Gratitude annually sends 200,000+ care packages to Veterans, First Responders, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes, their Care Givers, and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home. Their mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the military community, and provide volunteer opportunities for civilians anywhere in America to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation.

 

Aug 24

Pollinator Sanctuaries Of Broadlands, October 19-21

Come Plant with the Habitats Committee!

PDF FLYER: community planting flyer community planting flyer

We will be planting small perennials around the Nature Center and other small common areas. You will also learn about colorful native plants that deer and rabbit won’t eat.  Also, evergreens, ground covers, drought tolerant or water loving plants for wet areas will be introduced. Plants from existing gardens may be available for volunteers to take home to transplant. 

Feel free to pick a time that works for you! We are flexible for adjusting the duration of your commitment.Sign up HERE>>

Location: On Ridgeway across the street from Mill Run

Questionsosimpson@broadlandsnaturally.org

Mar 01

Middle School Hackathon – April 2, 6th to 8th Graders

Hackathon Flyer Hackathon Flyer– PDF

Hi, I’m Isabelle Gallagher, a junior at TJ High School for Science and Technology, an Eagle Ridge Middle School alum, and a lifelong Broadlands resident.

We’re holding the first ever Loudoun County Middle School Hackathon on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Eagle Ridge Middle School.  It’s a day long activity for students to learn coding in teams and work together to solve coding challenges, develop apps, and learn from each other and the coaches.  We’re strongly encouraging beginners to give coding a try in a supportive environment.

It’s important for kids to be exposed to coding early, before they think either they can’t code or wouldn’t like it.  The hackathon is an opportunity for that.

Registration is free, but space is limited.  For information and registration, go to www.loudouncodingclub.wix.com/coding. For questions, email loudouncodingclub@gmail.com.

Feb 15

Spring Break Basketball Tournament…Sign Up by Friday, February 19!

basketball_hoopNO PLANS FOR SPRING BREAK?  NO WORRIES, CREATE A TEAM AND SHOW OFF YOUR BALLER SKILLS IN ASHBURN! The Community Resource Unit of the Sheriff’s Office is organizing a basketball tournament for youth and families within the county. The tournament will be held during spring break-March 21st-25th; Tuesday – Friday from 6:00 PM-10:00 PM at Ashburn Pavilion located at 20585 Ashburn Village Blvd; Ashburn, Virginia.

Sign Up: For Registration Form, Rules and Waiver Form click here: Basketball Forms

Submit all forms to info@broadlandshoa.com or drop off at Nature Center by 5:00 pm Friday, February 19.

Sep 16

10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back

DEA_TakeBackDayThe DEA’s10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place September 26 from 10am to 2pm at the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Offices in Chantilly and Sterling.

Take-Back sites will be collecting unwanted, unneeded or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. You do NOT need to bring medication in the original prescription container. Protect your privacy – put them in another container (a plastic bag) or remove the prescription label.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, abuse and accidental poisonings.  Many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.

Nearly 2.5 tons of drugs were collected in the previous nine Take-Back events.