Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Newport News Now





Agricultural Pests Can
Damage Forests

Monitoring gypsy moths required to insure a healthy watershed

The gypsy moth is an invasive pest of hardwood forests in the United States.  The gypsy moth caterpillar eats the leaves of hardwood trees, leaving the trees bare, stressed and vulnerable to disease and death.  To reduce the susceptibility of an infestation, Newport News Waterworks has a forest management program which promotes tree health.
As part of the forest management program, Waterworks started monitoring the gypsy moth in 1989.  The monitoring program involves the annual trapping of male gypsy moths on the watershed property in Newport News and York County. Read more...



The Mariners’ Museum Commemorates the
Battle of the Ironclads

156th anniversary this weekend

The Mariners’ Museum and Park is the site of festivities this weekend for the commemoration of the 156th anniversary of the Battle of the Ironclads. The museum is celebrating the battle with a weekend full of family-friendly activities, special events, lectures, and more. The battle proved the supremacy of iron to wood when the Union ironclad USS Monitor fought the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia to a draw. This year, in addition to the battle itself, the weekend will focus on technology in the Civil War. 

This Friday, March 9, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Sip and Sculpt event, guests can enjoy a glass of their favorite adult beverages while creating their own iron-cast molds. The molds are turned into a work of art using traditional iron-casting techniques during iron pour demonstrations throughout the weekend. Read more...




Crime Line: The Premier Community Based Crime Solving Program 

Now Offering a Downloadable App
for Online Tips

The Virginia Peninsula Crime-Stoppers was established in 1982 to aid law enforcement in fighting crime. Through the Crime Line, members of the community can assist the Newport News Police Department in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that may inhibit community involvement:  fear and apathy.  Crime Line provides a telephone number and online submission form to encourage citizens in the community to volunteer vital information which assist the department in the fight against crime. There are two ways to submit a tip to Crime Line:

Call 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887)
Calls are received at the local Crime Line tips line phone located in the Public Information Office of the NNPD. This phone is a stand-alone instrument which does not provide caller ID, and conversations are not recorded. The person receiving the information completes the tips information form, makes initial inquiries and then passes the information to the investigating officer. Read more...



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