CITY OF FAIRVIEW PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND CITY OF FAIRVIEW PUBLIC SERVICES

As of today, March 17, 2020 Bowie Park Nature Center, the restrooms in the park and all pavilions in the park are closed and will remain closed until Monday, April 6, 2020. The Park itself remains open to the public. Trails will also remain closed to mountain bike and horseback riders for the time being even if they dry up. This also means that all programs and events put on by Park Staff are canceled.

Below is the full statement by from the City of Fairview.

 

CITY OF FAIRVIEW PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND CITY OF FAIRVIEW PUBLIC SERVICES

At the City of Fairview the health and safety of our community is our highest priority.  In consideration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) we are taking steps to ensure that essential services remain uninterrupted while also enacting reasonable precautions regarding non-essential services.  As a result, the following information should serve as a guide to city services until further notice:

 

All city departments remain open and all public services are functioning normally.  We encourage anyone who needs to engage in any non-emergency business with the city to do so via telephone or email.  Telephone and email contact information for all city departments can be found on the city’s website.

 

Bowie Nature Park remains open.  The Nature Center at the park, the restrooms in the park and all pavilions in the park are closed and will remain closed until Monday, April 6, 2020.  Veteran’s Lake Park on Highway 96 remains open.

We encourage visitors to the parks be mindful and courteous to all guests by engaging in current social distancing guidelines and by refraining from visiting the parks if they are experiencing any illness or symptoms of any illness.

 

All City of Fairview committee meetings through Monday, April 6, 2020, have been cancelled.  The regularly scheduled March 19, 2020, 6:00 p.m. Board of Commissioners work session and the 7:00 p.m. Board of Commissioners meeting will be held as usual.   The regularly scheduled April 2, 2020, 6:00 p.m. Board of Commissioners work session and the 7:00 p.m. Board of Commissioners meeting will be held as usual.  Any changes to this schedule will be posted on the city’s website.

 

Police and fire services are functioning normally.  We encourage all non-emergency police and fire matters that can be handled over the phone if at all possible.  Both departments continue to monitor the evolving coronavirus situation and will continue to make necessary adjustments to prevent service disruptions.  However, both departments have the discretion to make adjustments to service protocols so their services are provided in a manner that reasonably promotes the health and safety of our community as well as the health and safety of our police officers and fire personnel.

 

Municipal court currently scheduled for Friday, March 27, will be restricted to state-mandated hearings regarding criminal cases.  All other cases will be reset.  Anyone who has a matter scheduled for Fairview General Sessions court on March 27, 2020, is encouraged to frequently visit the city’s website for updates.

 

Everyone at the City of Fairview understands the challenging times we are facing locally, in our neighboring communities, within our state and across our country.  Our goal is to maintain the level of city services we are accustomed to providing while also considering the potential impact of the service decisions we make.

 

We look forward to partnering with our community during this time such that we continue to provide city services in a safe and prudent manner and restricting services when the lack services becomes overall more beneficial than the service provided.    

 

For general questions regarding city services residents are encouraged to call 615-799-2484 or to email scollins@nullfairview-tn.org. Residents are also encouraged to visit the city’s website for updates and additional information regarding city services. 

 

For additional information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) residents are encourage to visit the following websites:

 

http://www.williamsonready.org/

 

https://www.wcs.edu/

 

https://www.tn.gov/health.html

 

https://www.cdc.gov/

Star Party Canceled

The Star Party set for 7:30pm March 6th, 2020 has been canceled.

Weed Wrangle at Bowie Park Canceled

The Weed Wrangle event at Bowie Nature Park has been canceled. The tornadoes and storms that came through Middle Tennessee Tuesday early morning have devastated many. We believe that it is more important to allow our volunteers to focus on helping family, friends, neighbors, and fellow Tennesseans in their time of need.
 
According to Hands on Nashville, there is a large-scale volunteer cleanup effort being planned for Saturday and Sunday March 7th and 8th. We encourage everyone to do what they can to help those in need. We are stronger when we work together.
 
Volunteer opportunities through Hands on Nashville
at hon.org
 
Donations through Community Foundation of Middle TN
at cfmt.org
 
Donate items through Community Resource Center
at 218 Omohundro Place, Nashville, TN 37210

Camp Bowie 2020

Camp Bowie 2020

Experience nature, science, and fun at Bowie Nature Park’s Summer Camps!

We offer half-day camps for 5-7 year olds and full-day camps for 8-12 year olds, with activities such as creek exploration, arts and crafts, and nature games.

Camp Themes & Dates

Dirt Detectives (5-7yrs)  June 15th – 19th $100

From insect studies to composting and soil sifting, we will detect what’s to be found in the ground. If it involves dirt, chances are we will have our hands in it this week. Dress for the mess!

Scales & Slime (8-12yrs) – June 22nd – 26th – $175

Do you enjoy searching for snakes, turtles, salamanders, frogs, and toads? Join us as we visit unique habitats where reptiles and amphibians can be found. We will meet the happy herptiles that call the Bowie home and learn about their unique adaptations that enable them to survive.

Sensational Senses (5-7yrs) – July 13th – 17th – $100

All animals have their own special sensory super powers, and guess what? So do you! This week, we will spend each day focusing on one of our 5 main senses, and using those senses to explore the world around us. It’s amazing what you can learn when you use your powers of observation!

Water Wonders (8-12yrs) – July 20th – 24th – $175

Come cool off this summer with Camp Bowie.  Campers will explore the park’s many water features with dip nets, buckets, and magnifiers, and enjoy water games each afternoon.  Come prepared to get wet and to have lots of fun!

 

Please contact Program Director Nancy Jackson with any questions.

email: NJackson@nullfairview-tn.org

phone: 615-799-5544 ext 2


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Job Opportunity: Bowie Park Naturalist

CITY OF FAIRVIEW
JOB DESCRIPTION

BOWIE PARK NATURALIST (PART-TIME)

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB

Under supervision, supports all Nature Center activities including developing and conducting quality indoor and outdoor educational interpretive programs at Bowie Park Nature Center and for outreach programs, animal care, display development and maintenance, answers questions and gives directions concerning park operations in person or by telephone, and assists with special events. This position reports to the Program Director. This position is for 20 hours a week; some Saturday and evening hours required. Two weeks during the summer will be 30 to 35-hour weeks.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be high school graduate or have GED equivalent. Some college coursework in the biological sciences and/or animal handling experience desired. This position requires good natural history knowledge of Middle Tennessee ecosystems and proven experience teaching, preferably in an outdoor (nature center-type) setting. Also, this position requires basic computer literacy in PC programs, excellent personal and communication skills, punctuality with good time management skills, a strong spirit of cooperation and teamwork, an ability to demonstrate initiative, a positive attitude, and the ability to accept direction and constructive criticism.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Organizes and teaches nature programs.
Helps conduct tours and field trips for groups.
Takes reservations and registration for programs and shelter rentals.
Assists with the general operation of the nature center.
Greets and orients park visitors in person or by telephone.
Informs visitors about the park, regulations, and nature center.
Maintains clean and inviting presentation inside the Nature Center, as well as the immediate areas outside the doors.
Maintains and provides care for live animals in the Classroom.
Assists with special events.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Performs other related duties as required.

Salary: $12 – $14/HR – based on education and experience

TO APPLY: Send application to:
Fairview City Hall
7100 City Center Way
Fairview, TN 37062
(Application can be picked up at the Nature Center or downloaded)

CLOSE DATE: UNTIL FILLED

Questions: E-mail NJackson@nullfairview-tn.org


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Job Opportunity: 2020 Summer Camp Teacher

CITY OF FAIRVIEW
JOB DESCRIPTION

2020 SUMMER CAMP TEACHER (PART-TIME)

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB

The chosen candidates will teach summer camp classes of up to 16 campers for either ages 5-7 or 8-12. (Each class has 2 co-teachers.) Our major focus in our day camps is to help students reconnect with nature in a positive way that enhances basic concepts of an age-appropriate earth science curriculum. Successful camp teachers have strong leadership skills, enjoy interacting with youth, and have a passion for the outdoors. A sense of adventure is a must. This position reports to the Program Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience teaching and working with children in formal or informal settings (school, nature center, summer camp, scouts, etc)
Interest in and basic knowledge of the natural world
Willingness to get dirty and work hard in all weather (including summer heat & humidity and/or rain)
Ability to be physically active for most of a 4 to 8-hour work period
Demonstrated commitment, reliability, punctuality, and responsible behavior at previous jobs
Current CPR, First Aid Certification preferred but not required

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Create a safe, memorable, educational camp experience for our campers
Learn lesson and activity plans; teach lessons and facilitate activities
Supervise & interact with campers during recreation and lunch times
Assure physical/emotional safety of all participants, behavior management
Camp Teachers lead/participate in all camp activities, including hiking, active outdoor play, earth science lessons, crafts, cooperative games, and more.
Contribute to facility maintenance and cleaning as needed at the end of each camp day.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Performs other related duties as required.

Salary: $12 – $14/HR – based on education and experience

TO APPLY: Send application to:
Fairview City Hall
7100 City Center Way
Fairview, TN 37062
(Application can be picked up at the Nature Center or downloaded)

CLOSE DATE: UNTIL FILLED

Questions: E-mail NJackson@nullfairview-tn.org

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Performs other related duties as required.

Salary: $12 – $14/HR – based on education and experience

TO APPLY: Send application to:
Fairview City Hall
7100 City Center Way
Fairview, TN 37062
(Application can be picked up at the Nature Center or downloaded)

CLOSE DATE: UNTIL FILLED

Questions: E-mail NJackson@nullfairview-tn.org


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Hike w/a Naturalist canceled Feb 4th 2020

The Hike with a Naturalist program is cancelled for tomorrow Feb 4th due to high chance of rain and strong winds.

Weed Wrangle 2020

WHEN:

Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 9am to 11am

WHAT:

The Weed Wrangle®, is a one-day volunteer effort throughout Nashville and surrounding areas to help rescue our public parks and green spaces from invasive species through hands-on removal of especially harmful trees, vines and flowering plants. Typical unwelcome plants are honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica and L. maackii), Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense), winter creeper (Euonymus fortunei), autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata var. parviflora), English ivy (Hedera helix) and kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata).

Please wear close-toed shoes that are sturdy and you don’t mind getting dirty. Come dressed for the weather. Layers are usually good for this time of year since it can start off in the 30’s and make it to the 60’s and 70’s. Bring a water bottle (some will be available). It is not necessary to bring your own tools, but if you would like to, contact us to find out what works best.

WHERE:

Bowie Nature Park. As well as many other public parks and public-accessible spaces across Nashville. For meeting points and to register, please visit Hands on Nashville’s website (hon.org) and search “Weed Wrangle”, or you can click the link below to get to Bowie’s sign up page.
Direct Link to Bowie Sign Up

WHY:

Invasive/exotic plants and the pests associated with them degrade woodlands, threaten wildlife habitat, increase the risk of wildfire and alter the appearance of public spaces, including those set aside for the enjoyment and recreation of all residents. Without decisive intervention, these plants, insects, and other non-native intruders will continue to adversely impact our city and state’s ecosystems, resources, and services.

Please contact Nancy Jackson at njackson@nullfairview-tn.org or 615-799-5544 ext.2 for more information or to answer any questions you may have.

Winter Book Fair

Winter Reading Challenge & Book Fair

All Ages

January 24th – 10am to 2pm – Story Time will be at 11am & 1pm

January 25th – 9am to 12pm – Story Time will be at 10:30am

Babies to teens are invited to join us for a Winter Reading Challenge and Book Fair with Usborne Books & More. Register your children for the reading challenge so they can earn shopping money for the Book Fair.

Your purchases will help support the Bowie Playground Fund!

Follow this link to see the Facebook event.  Follow the event or email joliesbookbasket@nullgmail.com to find out how to register.

This event will be held in the Nature Center.

Registration is preferred but not required.

Group Hike

Hike with a Naturalist

All Ages

10 to 11:30am

January 7th & 23rd

February 4th & 20th

March 3rd & 26th

We will meet twice a month to hike a different area of the park.  We will always meet at the Nature Center to begin the hike.  Feel free to ask nature or park related questions.

No registration required.