Pet waste left on trails, sidewalks, streets, and grassy areas is carried by stormwater runoff into storm drains and into the watershed. Broadlands’ trails are dotted with Mutt Mitt stations with supplies to properly dispose of pet waste. The stations and disposal bags are provided by the HOA. Please remember to pick up after your pet. For more information about the impact of pet waste on the watershed, check out Loudoun County’s brochure, Scoop the Poop: Be the Solution to Stormwater Pollution.
Enjoy a “A Celebration of American Beer” and leave the driving to us. The Northern Virginia Summer BrewFest will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Morven Park in Leesburg. Your Events Committee is sponsoring a Commercial 57 Passenger Luxury Bus (bathroom included) to shuttle between the Nature Center and the Festival. The Bus will depart from the Nature Center at even hours (10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm). The Bus will depart the Festival for the return trip to the Nature Center at odd hours (1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm). The cost for the bus ride is a healthy $0. Check out the Festival at novabrewfest.com/summer/ and purchase your tickets early or at the gate. First come, first served for seating on the bus.
Dig out your pool pass! The pools are open! Be sure to check the Pool Information page for hours, rules and all you need to know.
Can’t find your pass? Stop by the Nature Center Mon-Fri, 9 am to 5 pm to get a replacement.
Beat the crowds and get your pool pass photos taken early. Beginning April 1, 2013, pictures will be taken at the Nature Center from 9am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, on a first come, first served basis. Be sure to bring any required paperwork. See the 2013 Pool Policy for details.
For your convenience, the HOA office at the Nature Center will be open outside of normal business hours on the dates listed below for pool pass photos.
Thu, 5/16: 5pm – 7pm
Sat, 5/18: 10am – 2pm
Thu, 5/23: 5pm – 7pm
Fri, 5/24: 5pm – 7pm
Sat, 6/1: 10am – 2pm
Sat, 6/8: 10am – 2pm
The date is set for the 6th Annual EarthDay@Loudoun Family Fesitval! Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 28 from 11am to 4pm at Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm. Learn more about this event and volunteer opportunities at www.broadlandsnaturally.org.
(Per Delegate Ramadan’s Office) “On November 14th, 2012, Toll Road Investors Partnership II, L.P. (TRIP II), owners of the Dulles Greenway, requested permission to institute an increase in the tolls along the Greenway. Delegate Ramadan filed an official complaint with the State Corporation Commission (SCC) on December 7th, 2012, requesting that the increase be denied and that the toll rates on the Dulles Greenway be investigated to ensure compliance with the Code of Virginia.”
“On January 16th, in spite of the request and arguments presented by Delegate Ramadan, the SCC issued an order allowing TRIP II to increase the toll rates. In response, Delegate Ramadan submitted a new request that the toll structure be investigated. January 30th, in response to Delegate Ramadan’s request, the SCC issued an order initiating an investigation into the current rate structure and rate levels charged by TRIP II.”
The SCC has set several hearing dates for public comments:
- April 9 in Purcellville at the Loudoun Valley High School (340 North Maple Avenue) at 4pm and 7pm.
- June 6 in Sterling at the Park View High School (400 W. Laurel Avenue) at 4pm and 7pm.
- July 18 in Richmond at the SCC (1300 East Main Street) at 10am.
Delegate Ramadan is requesting your help: Sign the petition at www.LowerGreenwayTolls.com and consider attending the June 6th public hearing to voice your concerns.
Homeowners must submit an application to the Modifications Subcommittee prior to making any modifications to the exterior or visible from the exterior of their home including but not limited to: decks, fences, swing sets, patios, sheds, etc. Applications must be received no later than NOON THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE MEETING. For details on submitting an application, see the Modifications Subcommittee page.
Show your pride in our community with a Broadlands magnet. Put one on your car (or your spouse’s car), your fridge, your locker or anywhere a magnet will stick. About 3″x5″, these are high resolution, full color print on a flexible, non-marring magnet. You can purchase the magnets at the HOA Office in the Nature Center – $2 each, while supplies last! (Click graphic for larger view.)
The Board of Directors of Broadlands Association, Inc. is again offering Outside Pool Memberships for the 2013 Pool Season to non-residents beginning May 25 through September 2, 2013. Please read the Offer Letter for details.
Looking for fun craft activities for the kids? Come to the Nature Center and see the craft kits that we have available for only $1.00 each. They’re fun and easy for kids to complete! Everything you need to complete the craft is included, except the glue. They make great gifts and all proceeds from the sale of the Nature Center Craft Kits help us take care of our animal guests. Quantities are limited, so stop in soon!