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Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases
Spring and summer are great for walking in the woods and other outdoor activities. Ticks also become more active at this time, increasing the risk of tick bites and tick-borne diseases. Below are (1) a link to Virginia Department of Health information on ticks and tick-borne diseases and things that you can do to reduce the risk of tick-borne disease and (2) a link to the Alpha-Gal Allergy Awareness Website .
Medical Equipment Available For Loan
A number of people within Runaway Bay have medical equipment, e.g.walkers and crutches, that they are willing to loan. Please see link to list of equipment below. If you would like to borrow any of this equipment, please contact the individual directly. Loans outside the community would be up to the individual with the equipment.
Pavilion Pond Repairs
The Pavilion pond lining/repair project has been completed. Below is a slideshow of the project, including a picture of the finished pond with the operating fountain.
We are fortunate to have abundant wildlife in and around Runaway Bay. Wildlife that you may see includes deer, wild turkey, fox, racoons, wood chucks, geese, ducks, a large variety of other birds and an occasional black bear. It is very important to keep the wildlife wild. That is, do not deliberately feed the wildlife--keep your garbage cans in your garage or shed, pick up pet food, do not put meat scraps in a compost pile. Below is a link to a flyer on Living with Black Bears in Virginia. It contains useful information on do's and don'ts for bears, but those same do's and don'ts are applicable to other wildlife. Not only is it a bad idea to feed wildlife, but it is also illegal to deliberately or inadvertently feed bears in Virginia. County ordinances also prohibit feeding waterfowl.