Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hickory Cluster Stream Restoration Project Postponed

According to RA & WSSI, there has been a slow down in funds to the mitigation bank that is financing the Hickory Cluster stream restoration project.  The project start date has now been pushed back to late Fall/Winter 2012.  WSSI will continue to pursue all the necessary permissions from DRB, Fairfax County, ACOE and VA DEQ to be ready to move forward at the new start time. 

Friday, September 16, 2011

RA at Work After 9/8/11 Rains

Contact Reston Association at 703-437-7658 to report rain damage to RA property.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Yard Sale, Sat 9/17/11

Hickory Cluster Yard Sale
Saturday, September 17th, 8am to 12pm
Bill Kotraba in Block I announced that there will be a family yard sale in that block this Saturday.  Folks in that block as well as other blocks are welcome to join in and have yard sales of their own.  They will be putting up signs and advertising the event.

Yard Sale Contact: Bill Kotraba, Block1 at hoops1@gmail.com

Friday, September 9, 2011

Landscape Committee Meeting

The Hickory Cluster Association Landscape Committee will hold open monthly meetings beginning with Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 8:00pm to discuss organization, bylaws/covenants, landscape maintenance, tree maintenance, the grounds contract, and related issues.

This meeting is open to all HCA members.  Members have the opportunity to discuss committee-specific issues at the start of the meeting.  If possible, please email either Director Michael Smith or Director Michael Poss beforehand so we can plan ahead.

Location for this meeting will be the Manning Residence, 11561 Maple Ridge Road in Block 2.  However, meeting dates, times, and locations may vary monthly.  Please email either Director above, or check the Hickory Cluster website and calendar, as necessary to confirm meeting details.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

High Water Levels

Hickory Cluster duck pond and canal after nearly 7" of rainfall.

Dangerous Rains!

A tree fell on a school bus on North Shore Drive in front of United Christian Parish church.  Report from FX County official was that no one was hurt. 

North Shore Drive is not passable at that section at this time (5pm 9/8). Traffic can approach MR and HC from the Lake Anne Plaza direction but traffic is heavy with cars having to u-turn in front of Hickory Cluster.

 While I was taking the bus photos a tree fell in Waterview Cluster.

Our roaring river/canal.

A sincere wish that everyone's roof holds and our trees stay rooted.
 Please be safe!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cluster Grant Opportunity

Please comment if you'd like to help and/or have suggestions on possible grant projects.

Fairfax County will be offering matching grants of up to $5,000 to neighborhood or civic groups and homeowner’s associations. The money will be awarded through the Neighborhood Enhancement Partnership Program (NEPP) for projects that improve a neighborhood’s appearance, health or safety. 

Applications will be accepted starting Thursday, September 1, and are due on Monday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. Additional information about groups or projects eligible for funding can be found online at Neighborhood Enhancement Partnership Program.

Fairfax County staff will hold information sessions to explain how to apply:
  • Thursday, September 8, 6 p.m.: South County Center, Room 221C, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria 
  • Thursday, September 15, 6 p.m.: Falls Church Human Services Building, Suite 305, 6245 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church 
In the past, communities have received money through NEPP to repair or expand children’s playgrounds, install community signs, plant community gardens, and build paths, bridges and outdoor pavilions to help connect neighbors and neighborhoods. As one of our region 2 partners, please plan on coming out to the September 15 meeting to learn more about this exciting grant opportunity!