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HCCC News February 9 - 16, 2018
GOOD TO DO & KNOW!
Rain Barrel Workshop! Saturday, February 24, 9am – 11am, HCCC Office, 1296 Thomas Street. Learn how and why to make a rain barrel, take yours home, and then make some more! $50 registration fee covers barrel and fittings. Register at https://va-hampton2.civicplus.com/FormCenter/Hampton-Boards-Commissions-Committees-5/Rain-Barrel-Workshop-Registration-127.
Additional dates: March 10 (9am), March 24 (9am), April 14 (9am and 1pm)
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Adopt-A-Spot and other volunteers: Big Bethel Road has become very littered from end to end! Big Bethel Road Adopt-A-Spot groups, if you can plan a cleanup as soon as possible that would be great! Other volunteers, neighbors, walkers, anything you can do to help keep it clean would be greatly appreciated. Bethel High School students – would you like to perform some community service? We’ll issue certificates to you!
Visit a Hampton Waterways Restoration Project Oyster Gardening Demonstration at one or both of two local marinas! The schedule is designed to make it easy for you to come whenever you can! Register for a tour or to help oyster garden at email@example.com. Small groups are welcome!
HCCC’s Beautification Committee meets February 12, 11am, at the HCCC Office, 1296 Thomas Street.
HCCC’s Full Commission meets February 13, 3:30pm, at the HCCC Office, 1296 Thomas Street.
HCCC’s School Pride In Action Committee meets February 14, 4:30pm, via Google Meet.
Water Quality Monitoring, February 16, 1pm, Back River and Elizabeth Lake. Contact Cris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-5811.
E Street Community Cleanup, February 16, 3pm, sign up at email@example.com or 727-1130.
HCCC’s Clean & Green Workplaces Committee meets February 20, 3:30pm, at the Goodwill Employment Center, 1911 Saville Row.
Volunteers Needed for Hampton Community Gardens! Volunteers who can cut, nail and/or screw together garden boxes are very much needed by our Hampton Community Gardens! The Community Garden Coordinator needs to build a compost bin and five raised bed boxes at North Phoebus Community Garden and a compost bin at Phoebus Community Garden. Contact Hampton VA Community Gardens at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up! Do something good for Hampton this winter!
Community Garden Classes:
HCCC History! June 28, 2018 will be HCCC’s 40th anniversary, and we’re highlighting volunteers and achievements from the past to the best of our ability. If YOU have photos, stories, experiences, or mementos that you would like to share with us, we’d love them! In the regard to the mementos, please send photos of them. J The following are stories we posted this week, with a little extra information:
HCCC History! The Cycle Goes On Assembly presented by the Woman's Club of Hampton, February 4, 2005.
HCCC History! Annual report to Hampton City Council and award presentation, February 8, 2006, included in the photo are HCCC Chair John Golden, Verna Brundin, Chris Bartlett, Don Bartlett, Marty Tennille, Shirley Boyd, Pat Parker, Shirley Sypolt, and Gretchen Frederick.
Reminder: The HCCC office will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, February 19.
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GOOD TO REMEMBER!
Recycle all your plastic food, beverage, and household containers!! Yay TFC Recycling for including all plastic household containers in their list of recyclables! Take advantage of the opportunity! Yogurt cups – check! Applesauce cups – check! Syrup bottles - check!! Just remember – NO foamed plastic (“styrofoam”)! If you’d like some guidance, visit the Round Robin episode on recycling plastics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbsuPXIFBiQ&list=PL3761D4B106784B15&index=7.
Drop-off Recycling Information – if you live in an apartment or condominium and don’t have recycling provided by your management, or if you have a lot of extra recyclables for some reason, you can use one of Hampton’s three drop-off containers! They’re located at:
All these sites accept the same materials that are accepted in the curbside recycling program! Including the cartons and plastics!
Help Needed: Sign your group up for some very special, very much needed cleanups! We’ve been asked to recruit volunteers to clean up some highly littered areas on a one-time basis, or, if you really like the spot, an Adopt-A-Spot basis. These sites are all adults only, require the use of safety vests, exercising extreme caution, and working facing the traffic. They also require early morning cleanups, preferably on weekends.
Here are the sites, along with information about them:
If you and your group are interested in claiming one of these sites for cleanup, please contact Debbie at email@example.com.
If you have some sheets and blankets that are too good to throw away or recycle, but not really good enough to give to a charity, the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is the perfect place for them! Drop them at 5843 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, 8am-5pm 7 days a week, or call 757-933-8900 for information.
If you see a good Clean City deed being done, send us the information and we’ll give kudos to the good-deed-doer!
Looking for Recycling Feedback: What do you need to know to be the best recycler you can be? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for NEWSLETTER Feedback: What do we need to do to give you a newsletter you can use? Email email@example.com
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UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS!
All HCCC meetings are open to the public, and we welcome your participation!
February 12: Beautification Committee Meeting, Hampton Clean City Commission Office, 1296 Thomas Street, 11am, information at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 13: Commission Meeting, Hampton Clean City Commission Office, 1296 Thomas Street, 3:30pm, information at email@example.com
February 14: School Pride In Action Committee Meeting, Google Meet, https://meet.google.com/, 4:30pm, information at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 20: Clean & Green Workplaces Committee Meeting, Goodwill Community Employment Center, 1911 Saville Row, 3:30pm, information at email@example.com
February 22: Fundraising Committee Meeting, HCCC Office, 1296 Thomas Street, 11am, information at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 1: Litter & Recycling Awareness Committee Meeting, Mama Rosa’s Restaurant, 617 E Mercury Blvd, 11:30am, information at email@example.com
March 8: Hampton Waterways Restoration Project Meeting, Fort Monroe Community Center, 100 Stilwell Drive, 6:30pm, information at firstname.lastname@example.org
LOOKING FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS!
Hampton Clean City Commission Board – oversees the programs and projects of the Hampton Clean City Commission and focuses on recognizing volunteers, board members are appointed by City Council. Contact email@example.com for more information. Fill out a Board Bank application at https://hampton.granicus.com/boards/forms/239/apply/623877?code=34def5d9-e341-4ae1-9448-a571250065f4.
Beautification Committee – works on a variety of projects including the YARDS Contest, tree tours, beautification projects, and education. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Clean & Green Workplaces Committee – works on the quarterly Clean & Green Business Awards, the Virginia Peninsula Clean Business Awards breakfast, and other workplace related projects. Contact email@example.com
Hampton Waterways Restoration Project – works on a variety of clean waterway projects, including shoreline cleanups, water monitoring, and education. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Litter & Recycling Awareness Committee – works on cleaning up Hampton through special cleanups and the Adopt-A-Spot program, as well as encouraging litter-free events, solid waste education efforts, and trash tours. Contact email@example.com
School Pride In Action Committee – educators (formal and informal) who encourage environmental lessons and activities in the classroom and on the school grounds, as well as emphasizing teacher education. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org