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Feb 18th Dinner Meeting has been Cancelled

To all S-N IWLA Members: Tonight's Suffolk-Nansemond IWLA Chapter regular monthly Dinner meeting (scheduled for Feb 18th) is hereby CANCELLED, due to inclement weather/poor road conditions, at the advisement/direction of Ricky George, Pres. S-N IWLA.  For more information, please refer to the e-mail bulletin that was sent this afternoon.

Posted on behalf of Ricky George, Pres. S-N IWLA by R. Powell, Webmaster, S-N IWLA

S-N IWLA February 2015 Chapter Newsletter

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IWLA National Conservation Currents Publication


Click on January, 2015 issue to see the most recent issue of this IWLA National publication.

  • National Convention in South Dakota: Great Faces, Great Places
  • Rally for Farm Bill Rules
  • Virginia is for Lovers ... of Streams!
  • Nationwide Coal Ash Rule Released
  • Year-End Bill Funds Federal Government – and Does a Whole Lot More
  • League Supports Missouri River Management Plan
  • Increased Duck Stamp Fee To Boost Conservation
  • National Awards Nominations Now Open
  • IWLA National Scholarship Deadline: April 1
To access previously published issues of Conservation Currents, and many other IWLA National Publication publications, go to IWLA National Publications.

S-N IWLA Chapter Membership Dues

Membership dues are OVERDUE if you have not yet paid!   If not received before January 31st, your membership has lapsed and you will have to begin the membership process all over.   If you haven't received your membership renewal information, let Wanda know. Perhaps the US Postal system misplaced it.


Chuckatuck and Brewers Creeks DEQ Public Workgroup Meeting


When? Thursday, January 29.  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Where? CE&H Ruritan Community Hall, 8881 Eclipse Dr. Suffolk, VA 23433

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host a government workgroup meeting to discuss water quality improvement plans to be included in the TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) Implementation Plan for Chuckatuck and Brewers Creeks.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and discuss specific plans to be included in the implementation plan (IP).  IPs are developed to provide clean-up plans that will lead to attainment of water quality standards.  Public participation and stakeholder involvement are necessary in order to develop an effective and reasonable IP.

The waters listed for this study were identified in Virginia's Water Quality Assessment Integrated Report as impaired for not supporting the fecal coliform criteria for shellfish waters.  The impairments are based on water quality monitoring data reports of sufficient exceedances of Virginia's water quality standard for bacteria. ​

The Public is Invited.

Public Session re: Future Development of Old Obici Hospital Site

Dear S-N IWLA members and friends,


One of the goals of the S-N IWLA is to educate and promote the outdoors and its conservation.  One such way is by working with the city and other government agencies in increasing the number of public access points so families and tourists can enjoy Suffolk's wonderful waterways.


The City of Suffolk Economic Development Authority is hosting a public session on January 28 for the public to learn and ask questions about the future development of the Old Obici Hospital site. The site is located along the Nansemond River. If you are available,  We encourage you to attend the meeting.


Wednesday, January 28, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Elephant Fork Elementary School

Events Calendar

Selling Personal Items for Cash $$

We will continue to have a table available at regular membership meetings for members to sell personal items.  Please ensure each item is identified as to the owner and has a price tag attached. Items not sold must be removed after each meeting.  We hope this venue will be useful for our members.

National Shooting Sports Foundation

Bullet Points Logo

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.  To review their most recent newsletter, click on: Bullet Points Newsletter.

Virginia DGIF Hunter Education Classes

The easiest way to register for a hunter safety class is online at the Hunter Education Class Locator. You may also call 1-888-516-0844 from 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday (except major holidays), to register.  For more information see the Virginia Department of Games and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) web page

Recycling Lead-Acid Batteries

Mike Lane requests that Chapter Members bring your old, tired lead acid batteries (car, truck, tractor, lawn tractor, etc.) to the Regular Dinner meetings and he will be happy to transport them to a local recycling center,  proceeds of which would be designated for our club's general donation account.  Thank you, Mike! is a public awareness program of the 16 cities and counties of Hampton Roads administered through the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC), which encourages environmental stewardship among all residents here in southeastern Virginia.

Members include the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach andWilliamsburg; the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, Surryand York; and the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD). 

Suffolk Clean Community Commission Recycling (SCCC)



The SCCC coordinates recycling on a quarterly basis at two alternating  locations.   
See the Events Calendar above for the specific date and location of upcoming scheduled recycling events.

For more information, contact Crystal Boyd, Suffolk Litter Control Coordinator, at (757) 514-7604 or
  see Suffolk Clean Community Commission Recycling SCCC Amnesty Recycling Events.  and facebook site  Contact Mike Lane at  (757)539-5077 for more information.