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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.

Medical 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.

  • Pond Before Work
    Pond Before Work
  • Pond Before Work
    Pond Before Work
  • Clearing Pond Bottom
    Clearing Pond Bottom
  • Clearing Pond Bottom
    Clearing Pond Bottom
  • Installing Overflow Lines
    Installing Overflow Lines
  • Completed Overflow Lines
    Completed Overflow Lines
  • Filling Old Overflow Line
    Filling Old Overflow Line
  • Construction Equipment
    Construction Equipment
  • Unloading Liner
    Unloading Liner
  • Installing Liner
    Installing Liner
  • Adding Clay To Seal Joints
    Adding Clay To Seal Joints
  • Excavating Soil To Cover Liner
    Excavating Soil To Cover Liner
  • Covering Liner
    Covering Liner
  • Finished Pond
    Finished Pond
  • Finished Pond
    Finished Pond

Wildlife 

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.

Living With Black Bears in Virginia