Massanutten Property Owners,
Get more information and view the video on bears from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
WARNING! Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Regulation: 4 VAC 15-40-282. Unauthorized feeding of bear.
It shall be unlawful for any person to place or distribute food, minerals, carrion, or similar substances to feed or attract bear. Nor, upon written notification by department personnel, shall any person continue to place or distribute any food, mineral, carrion or similar substance for any purpose if the placement of these materials results in the presence of bear in such numbers or circumstances to cause annoyance or inconvenience to any person, cause property damage, or endanger any person or wildlife. After such notification, such person shall be in violation of this section if the placing, distribution, or presence of such food, minerals, carrion, or similar substances continues. This section shall not apply to wildlife management activities conducted or authorized by the Department.
The bears appear to be looking for food. With this in mind, you should remove bird feeders and secure your trash cans. There are bear proof dumpsters here on the mountain for our use at the Massanutten Pool parking lot.
Having a Birthday, Anniversary or Reunion? Need more space? Why not consider the MPOA basement meeting room? MPOA Property Owners can rent the room for just $100 plus $100 security deposit. Timeshare Owners outside their week for $200 plus $100 security deposit. All day events will be $300 plus $100 security deposit. Remember we ask that you clean up after yourself! Call the MPOA Office at 540/289-9466 for more information and availability.
Hopkins Park Shelters
Reserve the shelters at Hopkins Park for a picnic, birthday party or reunion! For a small fee property owners can reserve a shelter for up to 4 hours for your special event. There are three shelters to choose from. Call the MPOA office for more details 540-289-9466!
Your MPOA Library is stocked with all kinds of books and audio books. Please use this wonderful resource! No fines! Just take out a book, etc., and bring it back when you are finished with it. We ask that you return things to the carton that is provided, as there is a “method to our madness” and the volunteer staff would like to keep things in order. We have a section for fiction on the left which is alphabetized by author. Due to the irregular height of the shelves, the shorter books are above and the two bottom shelves are for the larger books, starting over from A to Z. The upper right shelves hold “romance novels” (although it is hard to distinguish just what belongs there sometimes) and the rest of the books on the right side are non-fiction: self help, biography, miscellaneous. The middle section holds audio and video, as well as kids’ books, politics, religion and history. We also have a very small section of LARGE PRINT books there, and could certainly use more. If you have a special book you want to share, please consider donating it to the library. Just put it in the carton, or lay it on the floor in front of the shelves for the “staff” to put on the shelves. Thank you and enjoy your reading, listening and possibly watching! Your library volunteers: Shirley and Chris.
Arbor Day Motion for MPOA Board Meeting March, 2021
Whereas, in 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees, and
Whereas, this holiday, called Arbor Day, was first observed with the planting of more
than a million trees in Nebraska, and
Whereas, Arbor Day is now observed throughout the nation and the world, and
Whereas, trees can reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil by wind and water, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce life-giving oxygen, and provide habitat for wildlife, and
Whereas, trees are a renewable resource giving us paper, wood for our homes, fuel for our fires and countless other wood products, and
Whereas, trees in our Village increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify our community, and
Whereas, trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal.
Now, Therefore, We, the Board of Directors of Massanutten Village, do hereby proclaim the last Friday in April (30 April, 2021) as Arbor Day in the Village of Massanutten , and we urge all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day and to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands, and
Further, we urge all citizens to plant trees to gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations.
Dated this 20th day of March 2021