Buy a Carp, Clean a Lake

Clean Lakes and Carp Donation Project Seeks Support

Update: Click Here to Donate with PayPal

King’s Grant Community League is coordinating community efforts to improve the
quality of our fresh water lakes by collecting money to purchase Carp to be placed in
our five (5) neighborhood lakes. We plan to buy an approved species of grass eating
sterile Carp to be put into the lakes this spring. A mature Carp will eat about 5 pounds
of aquatic greens a day. Their life span is typically between 5-11 years, but it can get
much older. We have about 35 acres of lakes, and we need 6-8 fish per acre. We
have researched various methods of controlling the aquatic weeds in our lakes and
returning Carp to the lakes seems to be the most cost effective and environmentally
friendly avenue by far. Details of this project have been published in our recent KGCL

One Carp cost about $14. Our fund-raising goal is $5,500. This will fund reintroduction
of Carp into the lakes and provide the initial funds for replenishment on a regular basis
(about 20% every two years). We are setting up a special bank account just for this
project that the KGCL will administer.

If each resident who lives around the lakes donates at least $25, we will have raised
enough funds for this project. However, we are looking for the community as a whole
to donate since many of us enjoy the lakes, and also it enhances our neighborhood to
have nice clean lakes. Please consider donating even if you do not live on the lakes.

Our deadline to order the Carp is April 12, 2018.

Donate through PayPal

You can mail or hand-deliver checks/cash to KGCL.

Make your checks payable to KGCL and add Carp to the memo line on your check

Mail to:

KGCL, P. O. Box 9481, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23450

Hand deliver to:

  • Ray Payne, Vice President of King’s Grant Community League
    561 Canterbury Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 (ph No 373-4768)
  • Mona Denton, Treasurer of King’s Grant Community League
    3020 Watergate Lane, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452 (Ph No 377-2370)
  • Susan Ontko, Grounds Keeper for King’s Grant Community League
    3201 Blue Ridge Court, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452 (ph No 463-2534)
  • Susie and Jack Moughan, Volunteers for King’s Grant Community League
    3104 Watergate Lane, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452 (ph no 631-1331)
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General Meeting Thursday: Project Updates + Pitches!

Where can KGCL contribute to our neighborhood?

That’s the topic of our meeting of General Members, this Thursday, February 15, 7:00 PM at King’s Grant Elementary School.

Please note the new start time!!

  • We’ll get an update on the carp restoration project.
  • We’ll learn about installing tide and storm water sensors at Watergate Lane.
  • WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU? What improvement projects would you like to see?

Join us Thursday night.


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Light the Park for the Holidays

‘Tis the season that King’s Grant Community League will once again light Witt Park on King’s Grant Road!

Please join us

Our small work crew will be at Witt Park on Saturday, December 2nd 9am-11am and again on Sunday, December 3rd 1pm-3pm.  Any resident able to lend a hand for any brief period would be most welcome (and greatly appreciated). We have all of the lights and power cords needed, but we will gladly accept any donations of white mini-lights that allow us to expand our display.  We are trying to move to LED lighting that is more durable and energy efficient, but we still have an area with white incandescent mini-bulbs.  If you have new or fully functional used light strings that you wish to donate, please drop them at the park during the above hours and we will try to add them to our display.  Most of the work is for adults, but children can help place light strings in the hedges.

If it is raining, we will reschedule for the following weekend.

Watch the sign at the park or on this web site for rescheduled times.

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President’s News

King’s Grant Community League President, Steve Nimitz, recently shared the following updates with the board of directors. The next meeting of the board is December 11th.

  1. A picture of a flag pole in a park

    A flag pole was installed at Witt Park in November 2017

    Stumps at Witt Park were removed yesterday.  The flagpole installation, starting with the foundation, is supposed to begin today.  We might have a flagpole within days.  After that, the scouts will return to work on new benches and site restoration (with new topsoil in some areas).

  2. I stopped at Witt Park this morning to check out the work.  I found the electric meter destroyed again.  This is the 2ndtime in as many years.  There is glass all around.  I did not have  time to pick it up.  I will file the police report and contact the electric company.  Very disappointing.  My guess is that the vandalism happened Wednesday night.
  3. Kevin joined me this morning at8:15 to walk the median that separates KG Road as you enter from the intersection with N. Lynnhaven (at the traffic light).  A rep from the city’s Highway maintenance was there at my request to assess the curb around the median where it is damaged or sunk below the roadbed.  I am optimistic that we’ll see some corrective maintenance done on that.  If you don’t know, KG Road and N. Lynnhaven will both be repaved this year which is why I asked the city to come take a look.
  4. A KGCL member volunteered to decorate the KG walls with large lighted wreathes for the holidays.  I plan to retrieve our Christmas lights from the shed this week, take them home, and test them.  The plan is to decorate Witt Park on 2-3 Dec (we obviously need the power meter fixed before then).
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