An annual meeting is held in January or February to update the membership on NAPS activities, hold discussions, and elect board members. A speaker is usually invited to talk briefly about a subject of concern.
The speakers and topics for past Annual Meetings:
NAPS' premier party event is its Fall Social, held annually in September or October. A cocktail hour is followed by a brief presentation, an awards ceremony, then dinner & dessert.
NAPS adopted the stretch of VA Route 200 between Tipers Bridge over the Great Wicomico River and Wicomico Church in the early 1990's. A crew of NAPS volunteers, under the leadership of Ann Belanger, picks up highway litter several times each year. Ann Belanger also serves as liaison between NAPS and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Adopt-A-Highway program, not only in promoting the program, but in signing up a number of church, high school and other volunteer groups. From time to time, NAPS has been asked to conduct cleanups of particularly bad spots, usually illegal dumps.
NAPS is planning to restart its creek clean-up program this fall, starting with Cockrell's Creek. In past years, NAPS conducted annual cleanups along the shorelines of eight stretches of water in the County, from the Yeocomico River in the north to Indian Creek in the south. About 150 volunteers, including high school students, and 25 boats participated. On average about 2.5 tons of trash were removed each year and trucked to landfills. The menhaden factories and numerous businesses throughout the county provided invaluable support.
Due to these efforts in the past, our creeks and rivers have been improved. Through individual efforts and occasional small work parties, NAPS members and other trash-conscious residents and visitors control the trash in our creeks and rivers. We encourage all who use the water to help keep trash out of the water.
NAPS is planning to restart its creek clean-up program this fall, starting with Cockrell's Creek. In past years, NAPS conducted annual cleanups along the shoreline
NAPS participates in many area festivals and fairs by offering an interpretive booth focused on NAPS initiatives and projects. NAPS volunteers attend the booth in pairs for 1-hour periods.