Birdwatchers and the general public enjoy watching Canada geese, ducks, and other waterfowl - all valuable natural resources. In many areas of the country, however, populations of nonmigrating, or resident, Canada geese, and ducks are increasing dramatically.
These birds require freshwater for resting and nesting and tender young grass and other succulent vegetation for food. The plentiful, well-manicured lawns of residential neighborhoods, corporate business areas, parks, airports, and golf courses provide excellent habitat. Geese, especially, can easily become accustomed to people and residential areas.
We had our largest audience of the new year to hear Attorney Tom Skinner talk about legal issues that affect Homeowners Associ.ations. It was nice to see a good representation of HOA Presidents around the lake take advantage of Tom's expertise. . A lengthy Q&A followed and property rights for primary and secondary owners, covenants, and liens were freely discussed. A takeaway if you live in an HOA, make sure the covenants are updated. Seek legal counsel, as appropriate.
Our guest Speaker is Mr. Tom Skinner of William T Skinner IV, Attorney-at-Law.
The topic is HOA's in NC. He will talk about legal issues that affect Home Owner Associations; especially instituting prohibitions on short term rentals into the Covenants. Bring your Virginia questions too. Q&A to follow.
5th Coast Guard District Command Directive ALL Face-to-Face Auxiliary Activities are SUSPENDED IMMEDIATELY—Until Further Notice By directive of the U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Commander: All Auxiliary activities, with the exception of conducting activities via electronic means (in-home online activities), are suspended until further notice. To be absolutely clear this directive prohibits ALL personal contact situations—either public facing or internal, therefore:
• No Meetings
• No Training
• No Public Education Courses
• No Vessel Examinations
• No Interaction with Active Stations, Facilities or Bases
• No Watchstanding
• No CG Assignments to Duty
• No Operations
• No Public Affairs Events
• With the exception of digital communications, we are completely shut down.
There are on line Boater Safety classes available. Be careful which class you sign up for online. Some charge fees