October 3, 2021
GET SET FOR OKTOBERFEST!
After a one-year hiatus, Oktoberfest is back! We are ready to celebrate the month of October Germanstyle with our Sandbridge Civic League neighbors and friends. Once again, we will be dining and dancing, grilling and chilling, and lifting a stein or two!
This is an adults-only event, and your SBCL membership dues need to be up-to-date to attend. Membership covers two adults per household. You can pay the $20 membership fee online at sandbridgecivicleague.org or you can pay it the day of the event to our membership committee. If you pay at the door, it is “cash or check only.”
We can’t have a party of this magnitude without your help. Volunteers are needed to set up, check in attendees, clean up and break down. Please let us know if you would like to volunteer by responding to: email@example.com.
You are also asked to kindly RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, September 19 so we can make sure we order enough food and drink!
WHAT’S NEW AT THE REFUGE
By Erica Ryder, Visitor Services Specialist
The Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge welcomes our new Refuge Manager, Megan Reed. Megan started her position at Back Bay NWR in mid-October and comes to us by way of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office in Atlanta, Georgia. Megan is excited to be back at a field station, and she is thrilled to join the team here at Back Bay NWR.
In April, the Blue Goose Wildlife Tram tours will begin operating Fridays through Sundays, leaving at 9:00 a.m. and returning at 1:00 p.m. Reservations will be taken through False Cape State Park. All interested parties can call the state park at (757)426-7128.
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge will participate in the City Nature Challenge for the second year in a row. This event is a worldwide citizen-led BioBlitz, where people record wildlife and plant observations on iNaturalist. We have worked with partners, including the Virginia Aquarium, Mariner’s Museum and Virginia Zoo, to create a team for the Hampton Roads area. All observations added to iNaturalist from April 29 through May 2 will count for our region’s total! Please check the refuge’s website and Facebook page for events related to this project. Click here for the project’s website.