GCA News August 2017

Hello Neighbors,

I hope everyone is enjoying the beauty of Greenbriar in the summer. It seems everything is growing and growing, including trees. Branches are overhanging sidewalks and roads all through our neighborhood. With all the talk of an elevated number of ticks in the area from the mild winter, these trees start to look a lot less lovely and more like a health hazard! Fairfax County tries to stay out of conversations about trees growing from private property, but there is good information on www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/, and your neighbors have shared tips and recommendations for tree services on greenbriarfairfax.nextdoor.com. See also http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/environmental/how_to_hire_arborist.htm.

Deer Management Program. Dr. Katherine Edwards, Fairfax County Police Department Wildlife Management Specialist, extended Greenbriar the courtesy of alerting the GCA that Rocky Run Stream Valley will be participating in the Deer Management Archery program from September 9, 2017, to February 24, 2018. County staff will be sending letters to the residents that border the park.

Special Election. A special election will take place on August 29 to fill an at-large vacancy on the Fairfax County School Board. The at-large member will serve for the remainder of the present term of office, which expires January 1, 2020. Details and sample ballots will be posted to greenbriarfairfax.nextdoor.com.

Block Captain Appreciation Party. We will be holding our block captain appreciation party (BCAP) on Sunday, August 20, from 3-5 p.m. at the Cale Community Center. It’s a good time with the volunteers that make our neighborhood great, complete with fun and food from some of our local sponsors. The Similans Thai Eatery has already signed up to donate delicious deserts again. It’s never too late to join, even on the 20th! We always need more help.

2017-2018 Membership Drive. The BCAP kicks off our annual membership drive, which will run through September 30. Expect a visit from your block captain. They’ll be sharing what’s new for this year and asking everyone to join or renew their membership in the best civic association around!

Car Show. September 30 is also the date of our 1st Annual GCA Antique/Classic/Exotic Car and Motorcycle Show. This is going to be an amazing event fun for all ages. The car show will have music, food, cool vehicles, GCA partner clubs and everything else we can fit into the Greenbriar Pool parking lot! See page 18 of the Flyer (here) for all the details.


Rebecca Gotwalt

President, Greenbriar Civic Association




Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer!