BFRA Members Clean Up at Run Following February Storm

Following the February storm, members John Youngblut, Ryan Bishop, and Sean Polin began clean up at the Broad Run BFRA location.

The plugged culvert coming off the road, and running under the BFRA property towards the run, has caused significant erosion of the left hand side of the boat ramp. This erosion is interfering with members ability to back their trailers into parking positions.

They also brought in 3 tons of stone to fill the eroded area. John, Ryan and Sean also unblocked the input side of the culvert with some success. A work order has been submitted to VDOT to clear the pipe.

More work is needed on this area. BFRA relies on volunteers to help complete repairs and maintenance.

Tires dumped at Broad Run

A total of 22 tires were dumped at the Broad Run. Some were still on the rims. Vice President John Youngblut took 4 to the county dump and Mike Melville picked up the remaining 18 tires. We were able to drop 4 off for free. The cost to BFRA to dispose of the remaining tires was $19.50. Please do not leave tires, car parts, or trash at the Run. Clean up after yourself. We appreciate the help.

The BFRA Annual Meeting was held on April 10, 2021

The Bradley Forest Recreation Association met on Saturday April 10, 2021 from 10 a.m. to noon. The purpose of the meetings was to pay annual dues, exchange keys to the Run and hold officer elections. Unfortunately no one stayed longer than to get the key and pay dues. The officers will continue in the present positions until next year’s meeting.

  • President – Liz Knox
  • Vice President – John Youngblut
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Anne Melville
  • Board of Directors – Doug Ramey

If any member in good standing would like a copy of the 2020 Income and Expense Report contact Anne Melville via email. Use the email she used to send reminders about the meeting

One member asked what their dues are used for:

  • In order to keep the land at the clubhouse and at the run we are required to maintain both properties keeping them mowed and presentable
  • Pay for electric and gas at the clubhouse
  • Pay for maintenance of the clubhouse building
  • File and pay annual state corporation report and fees
  • Removal of downed/dangerous trees
  • Purchase of lock and keys for same. Locks are rotated and rekeyed when possible.
  • Postage
  • webhosting and domain name fees
  • Supplies for the fishing tournament (when held) including rods, reels, tackle boxes for the children, food for children after the tournament

What is asked of members?

  • help clean up at the run and clubhouse
  • don’t leave trash at the run or clubhouse
  • park inside the gates at the run
  • Do not block access to the boat ramp.
  • Most important of all Volunteer officers do not get paid to hold office. We need your help!

A special thank you to members Mrs. & Mrs. Lyons who conducted a clean up of the boat ramp and the back gate to pond on Smithfield road areas on Sat. 20 Mar. They also cleaned up the bridge and the approaches to the bridge. They collected 5 bags of trash, several pieces of scrap metal, construction debris, and a rusted out gasoline tank. Mr. Lyons pulled a motor cycle out of the run. At another time they picked up the 4 tires that were dumped down by the boat ramp area and took them to the dump.

Mr. Thornton has volunteered to pick up the motor cycle body at the run and dispose of it.

Respectfully submitted
Anne Melville-Secretary/Treasurer

Problem tree at the Run-June 8-10, 2020

BFRA officers met via email and agreed that one of the trees near the water at the run was dead and posed a threat to members using the run.  It was unanimously agreed to pay for the tree to be cut down.  The tree was removed on 6/10/2020.  The Club President paid $500.00 to Lester Heath for the removal of the tree.  The Secretary/Treasurer will write a check from club funds to reimburse her.

Respectfully submitted, Anne Melville Secretary/Treasurer

2019 BFRA Key Exchange

We will have a brief meeting on Saturday April 27 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the clubhouse to collect old keys and pass out new ones.

Due to the large number of keys which do not get returned, a $25 refundable key deposit will be added this year for all members and from this point forward for all new members. Each member will need to fill out and sign a new copy of the rules and the release of liability form. I will have them with me.

I will be changing the lock Saturday morning (April 27th) before the meeting. As always you may make out your check to Bradley Forest Recreation Association; we will also accept cash. Please let me know if you have an questions or concerns. Don’t forget to bring your 2018 key with you.

2017 Fishing Derby!

Get Ready, Our 2017 Fishing Derby is around the corner. August 19th from 8am to 12PM, MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

All kids ages 6-16 and their Families are welcome!

Lunch will be provided at Noon at the Manassas Moose Lodge.

All Participants are encouraged to bring their own Fishing Poles. If you do not own one, we will provide one.

All Participants will receive a Prize! (1st, 2nd and 3rd place will receive a Trophy!)

Pre-register by filling out the required fields below. You may also register the morning of at 8am at the Manassas Moose Lodge.