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City of Norfolk Neighborhood Notes - 2.3.2023

NBN Academy - Join Norfolk’s Department of Neighborhood Services at our Ignite 2023! Speaker Series. Starting with the kick-off on February 23rd featuring Rich Harwood, author & founder of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation and followed by a series of three guest speakers at later dates covering topics that will assist in your efforts to engage your communities. These events are FREE. Please visit to register and for more information. See attached flyer for more information. We hope to see you there.

Regional Connectors Study Open House - Drop by one of the in-person open houses to learn about plans to improve travel and connectivity in Hampton Roads and help create a long-term vision for travel improvements between the Peninsula and Southside. Open houses are from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. with presentations at 6 and 7 p.m. The dates will be on February 1st , 2nd , 7th , and 9th at various locations. Please visit for more information and locations.

HRBT Expansion Project - Learn about upcoming lane closures and traffic shifts for the HRBT Expansion Project. Expansion project improvements are underway to include adding a third lane and a drivable shoulder to I-64 in each direction. New twin two-lane tunnels will accommodate four lanes of traffic for a total of eight lanes of capacity across the water and will be constructed as bored tunnels. Find out more:

Outdoor Spaces Community Meetings - Learn about how the future of outdoor dining will impact you and your community. Public meetings are being held to discuss the new Outdoor Spaces program. There are four opportunities for you to join - in person or virtually! Visit to learn about the meeting dates and more information. Questions or concerns? Email: See attached flyer for more information.

NEL Summer 2023 Internship Applications - Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Norfolk Emerging Leaders (NEL) program! If your student is between the ages of 16 and 21, the NEL program offers them the opportunity to have a summer job where they can learn about public service careers in local government, gain valuable hands-on work experience and get access to job readiness training and financial literacy education. Students must apply before February 12th to be considered. Visit to access the application. See attached flyer.

Keep Norfolk Beautiful - The City of Norfolk offers two recycling drop-off facilities for Norfolk residents. These sites are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and accepts the same items for recycling that are accepted in the curbside collection program. The Center locations are Waste Management, at 1176 Pineridge Road and Towing and Recovery, at 1188-A Lance Road. Keep Norfolk Beautiful offers the Special Event Recycling Program (S.E.R.P.) to loan recycling collection bins to provide easy recycling opportunities at special events hosted by businesses and organizations in Norfolk. Learn more at Special Event Recycling Program (SERP) page. See the two flyers attached to keep track of recycling dates and what can be recycled. For more information visit

Crossing Guards Needed - Help keep children safe in your neighborhood as a Norfolk school crossing guard! Apply today for $18/hour, flexible shifts, and the opportunity to work in your community. To get started, visit If you have questions, please call 757-823-4464. See attached flyer.

Jam'n Jamz Fruit and Nut Tree Giveaway - Join Friends of Norfolk's Environment and Keep Norfolk Beautiful for Jam'n Jamz, the annual fruit and nut tree giveaway, at Lafayette Park! This event is FREE to Norfolk residents. Jam'n Jamz works to increase Norfolk's tree canopy and provide access to healthy fruits and nuts. Please note: **Proof of residency is required / **trees are available while supplies last on a first come, first served basis / **trees are limited to one per household. See attached flyer for more information.

Integrated Public Alerting and Warning System – Wireless Emergency Alerts - The Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) is FEMA's national system for local alerting that provides authenticated emergency and life-saving information to the public through mobile phones using Wireless Emergency Alerts, radio, and television via the Emergency Alert System, and on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Weather Radio. Please see the attached flyer with more information on the alerts and the WEA map to find your zone. For further information please visit

Recycle Right Half-page Flyer (FINAL)_202103301339267180
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Jam 'n Jamz
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Norfolk To Conduct Monthly WEA Tests PRESS RELEASE
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City of Norfolk - Outdoor Dining - Community Flyer - 23-01-18
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2023 Recycling Calendar
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