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

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.

Occoquan River Clean-up Rescheduled to April 23rd

With unusually cool temperatures and a chance for rain in the forecast for April 9, we decided to postpone the Occoquan River cleanup until Saturday, April 23. We hope that those who planned to participate can come out on April 23 and help to keep the Occoquan clean. For this annual spring cleanup we’ll be working from multiple locations all along the river and reservoir. Volunteers gather trash on shore and paddlers work from canoes and kayaks to retrieve trash from the water. We partner with the PWC Parks Dept, Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District, and several homeowner’s associations for this event.

If you have not registered, please click here to register!

For those of you who have already registered, and plan to participate on April 23, no action is necessary (there is no need to re-register for April 23).

If you registered previously, and cannot participate on April 23, please email us at and we will remove your name from the list. See updated flyer below.