- Message from the Program Manager
- Keep your community looking great
- Integrated Pest Management Program
- Traveling soon?
- Green Corner
- Corvias launches resident feedback program
- Living with Coyotes
- How to turn a picky eater into a healthy one
- Resident Spotlight
- Helpful resources during deployment
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
Spring officially arrives in March, which also begins our irrigation system tune-up. In the next few weeks, we will begin to flush the lines, check for leaks and plugged emitters. Our contractor will also ensure timers are working properly.
Also, as weather conditions allow, we will apply a fertilizer treatment to the front and back yards (with turf areas) during the month of March. To prevent tracking these materials into your home, please allow the treatment to be absorbed before allowing pets and children to play in the yards. This will take place after the next watering after application. We will notify you via email when these applications will take place and to allow families to remove toys and personal items from the yard.
Please take a few minutes to read your resident newsletter. We have great tips on controlling pests in your home, living near coyotes as well as information on new resident feedback opportunities and our Resident Spotlight program. It’s well worth the read!
Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to provide you a great place to call home!
We know you take pride in your home and community. Let’s work together to keep our community looking great. Below are a few Corvias policy reminders. If your home is not in accordance with these guidelines, please ensure that the necessary adjustments are made as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation!
- Once your trash and recycling is collected, we ask that you please bring your carts back to your home's designated storage area, in the back yard, or in the garage at the end of pick-up day.
- Don’t forget to clean up after your pet. Not only do we appreciate it, but so does the rest of the community!
Corvias Military Living participates in an Integrated Pest Management program. Integrated Pest Management is a holistic approach to controlling pests that minimizes the uses of pesticides and limits families’ exposure to chemicals. To deter and control pest populations, this 3-pronged approach emphasizes:
· Good housekeeping
· Preventative maintenance
· Targeted professional treatments
For more information about Corvias’s Integrated Pest Management Program or to request a pest control work order, contact your Community Office.
If you are planning a vacation or extended time away from your home, consider registering your home for House Watch with your Community Office. When you register your home, the Community team will make a routine check of the property and can take appropriate actions as needed.
How can you clean vegetables and save water? It’s easy! Instead of letting the faucet run while you clean your vegetables, just rinse them in a plugged sink or in a pan of clean water.
Corvias Military Living is always looking for ways to improve. One way we learn how we are doing is through your candid input. To make it easier for you to provide us feedback, we are launching a new resident survey opportunity to monitor service provided at move-in and after service requests have been completed.
Residents will soon receive a brief, online survey from firstname.lastname@example.org seven days after a move-in, and seven days after a service request is complete. Don’t worry we won’t spam you! To avoid over-surveying, no more than one survey per family will be sent in one week. While participation is voluntary, your feedback is appreciated.
With your year-round feedback, we can be more proactive in addressing your concerns. Our goal is to provide the best homes, community, service and value to you. With your advice, Corvias Military Living can work to improve your experience.
Coyotes can be a nuisance to pet and livestock owners as well as vegetable farmers. They are true scavengers and will eat just about anything – sheep, calves, poultry, deer, watermelons, snakes, foxes, cats, rabbits, grass, carrion, pet food…
Although they are mainly active at night, coyotes can be seen during daylight hours close to sunrise and sunset.
Coyotes are brownish gray in color with light gray or cream colored belly. They have erect pointed ears with a slender muzzle and bushy tail. They weigh between 20 and 45 pounds and are found in deserts, swamps, tundra, grasslands, brush, forests and even in the suburbs. Coyotes become bolder when living in urban areas and can be a threat to pets. Small dogs and pet cats are easy prey. Garbage cans are another easy food source.
So what can you do to reduce the chance of having a coyote conflict?
- First, never feed coyotes!
- Eliminate water sources near your home.
- Place bird feeders out of reach.
- Secure garbage containers.
- Feed pets indoors when possible and store pet food where coyotes cannot access it.
- Trim shrubbery near ground level to reduce hiding cover.
- Don’t leave small children unattended outside if coyotes have been seen in the area.
- Don’t allow pets to roam free, especially at night.
- Discourage coyotes from getting too comfortable and close to humans, pets, homes, or buildings – shouting, loud noises or throwing rocks at them normally works. Coyotes generally will not challenge an adult human.
For additional information please read The Coyote: Florida’s Newest Predator from the University of Florida / IFAS.
Do you have a picky eater in your family? As part of National Nutrition Month in March, don’t miss these tips for how you can successfully convince your favorite picky eater to try new, healthy foods:
- Don't make a big deal about trying the new food. Instead, simply set the plate in front of your picky eater and let them explore the food for themselves.
- Make it fun. Draw smiley-faces on the healthy foods, or serve them in exciting cookie-cutter shapes. Offer peanut butter or yogurt as dip for fruit, and pair ranch dressing with steamed vegetables.
- Make it familiar. Mix the healthy food with other food they already like. For instance, add vegetables to pizza. Bake muffins with fruit or vegetables.
- Explain why healthy foods are important, but in a way the picky eater will understand and appreciate. A doughnut will not give them enough energy to climb the jungle gym or keep up with their friends in the pool.
- Eat the healthy food with the picky eater. If you show that eating a big salad or fish can be enjoyable, they may be more inclined to try it.
Who doesn’t like to be recognized for doing the right thing? Corvias Military Living recently began a program to do just that! The Resident Spotlight program is a fun way for us to give residents kudos for taking care of and contributing to their community.
Our team is on the lookout for residents who take pride in their home and community. There are many ways to be an exemplary resident such as, consistently demonstrating care and cleanliness of your home, picking up after your pet regularly, taking time to beautify your yard and regularly returning your trash can to your home, just to name a few.
Thank you cards are awarded in four categories: care of home, yard, pets and community. If you are spotted being an outstanding citizen of Edwards AFB you will be entered into a drawing to potentially win a $25 gift card. There will be one winner from Edwards AFB each month.
Airmen and their families are frequently separated during military service, such as during a deployment. While the service members selflessly serve our country overseas, it is not uncommon for families to feel lonely or to struggle with finding a strong support system. Fortunately, Corvias Military Living as well as on-base resources are happy to help.
We encourage all families, especially those whose service members are away, to attend our Corvias community events. Fallapalooza and ‘Tis the Season are only the beginning of what will be many free resident events each year. These community gatherings provide you an opportunity to meet your neighbors. We at Corvias also look forward to seeing you there so we can get to know you and your family! Should a large-scale deployment occur, keep a look out for additional Corvias happenings to gather the community together and support each other.
If a service member is deployed overseas for an extended period of time and the family needs an extra hand with a household task, Corvias is here to help. Contact the Community Office and ask about our one hour of basic “honey-do” services for families of deployed service members. For example, we can help hang pictures, discard bulk items that are difficult to carry, or rearrange furniture, for one hour during your family’s separation.
In addition to the support you will receive from Corvias, the Air Force provides several resources for a family during a deployment. Become involved in your Airman’s unit family support group. Not only will you meet fellow Air Force spouses and families, but it will also provide an opportunity for you to stay informed of your unit’s gatherings and happenings.
Finally, the Airman and Family Readiness Center has a wealth of information and programs available for families at any time, including during a deployment. For more information, you may visit them at 90 Farrell Drive, Building 5620 or call 661-277-0723.
Your Corvias community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on trash, recycling, lawn care, resident events and other activities.
You can even sync your Corvias community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.
- March 7 – All Corvias Offices close at 2 p.m.
- March 8 – Spring Golf Tourney
- March 9 – Daylight Saving Time begins
- March 20 – Heartlink