Broad Run Farms Civic Association

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BROAD RUN FARMS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

9/1/16

 

What is the BRFCA (Broad Run Farms Civic Association)?

BRFCA is a 501c4 non-profit organization which owns two community properties in the Broad Run Farms subdivision.  It was created and is run for the purpose of managing these properties for the benefit of BRFCA members, who must reside or own property in the subdivision.  The community properties were deeded to the BRFCA.  The BRFCA is managed by the BRFCA Board and paid members, per the bylaws.

 

Why join?

Membership fees support maintenance and improvement of two community properties deeded to the BRFCA. Dues also support community sponsored events such as the community picnic, Halloween and Christmas Caroling parties and hayrides, Scholarships for BRF residents, donations to the Loudoun Interfaith Food Pantry and support for the Galilee Church which is where we meet. Dues have remained at this low cost due to many hours of volunteership, business sponsorship, and increased resident membership. Also, per the bylaws, only current paid members can purchase an access key to the river property.

 

How can I join?

Membership is limited to residents and property owners in Broad Run Farms. Annual dues are currently $50 per membership. Any resident can join by paying the annual fee at a regular meeting (held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Galilee Church. Also, there is a PayPal link on BRFCA.com.  One membership equals one vote.

 

Who are the BRFCA Board Members?

Click here for a link to the current Board members.

 

How can I contact the Board?

Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

When and where are the BRFCA meetings?

The Annual Meeting is held in March, and new officers and board members are voted in and immediately installed. All members are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Regular meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7pm at the Galilee Church. Anyone is welcome to attend and observe, but only paid members in good standing are allowed to bring up motions and vote. One membership equals one vote.

 

BRFCA BYLAWS

Click here to open the link to our Bylaws.

 

Where are the Community Properties and what are the access rules?

The two recreation areas are for the property owners, residents of Broad Run Farms and their families, and are for their exclusive use.

 

Broad Run Property - Located at the intersection of Broad Run Drive and Young’s Cliff Road.This property has access to Broad Run, and is a popular site for community picnics, happy hours, and private kayak and canoe use for launching.  Amenities include a Gazebo, fire ring with benches, two picnic tables and a grill.  Rules are listed on the sign at the entrance.

 

After hour’s usage, such as private parties, are allowed by request to any board member, on a first come basis. Written approval (or email) will be issued and must be shown to any sheriff's deputy upon request.

 

This property has experienced several bouts of vandalism that have required many hours of cleanup and repair.  Please do your part to keep it clean, and report any problems to the Sheriff and the BRFCA Boardif you witness vandalism or trespassing.  The BRFCA has voted to give the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office a standing Power of Attorney authorization to enforce the posted park rules.

 

Potomac River Property - This property is located at the confluence of the Broad Run Creek and Potomac River, and is accessed from the private gravel road at the sharp turn 1 mile on Young’s Cliff Road. This property has a boat launch, parking and benches for seating. Please note that the properties on either side of this gravel road are PRIVATE. Please do not trespass on the fields, barn, or lawn without invitation from the owners. Do not park on either side of the lane except by invitation.

 

*Access by vehicle requires a key for a fee which is available to members. The gate is to be closed and locked at all times to discourage trespassers.  Parking is allowed at the launch property, no parking is allowed on grassy areas.

 

How can I get a key to the River Property?

Per the bylaws, only current paid members can purchase an access key to the river property. Keys are currently $14, and are available from the Treasurer.  If a resident needs a key, they should first send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The Treasurer will contact the resident and issue a key for $14.00 provided dues are paid for the current year.  Annual dues can be paid at the same time.

 

 

What are the usual BRFCA sponsored Events?

We have sponsored several events annually as volunteers and funds allow. See the events page for more details.

·         Chili cook-off winner gets bragging rights for a whole year!  (normally held in March)

·         Community cleanup  (normally held in April)

·         Summer picnic with bounce house, kids and adult games (badminton, corn hole, kiddie fishing), cotton candy, hotdogs, hamburgers, beer, soft drinks, shared dishes.  (normally held in June)

·         Scholarship(s) presented at the picnic.

·         Halloween trick or treating hayrides and fun at the park.  Campfire, food and drink.

·         Best holiday decoration judging - bragging rights for the year!

·         Caroling Hayrides and fun at the park. Food, drinks & campfire.  These events are held at the appropriate seasonal times.

 

How does the BRFCA Scholarship work?

Annual scholarships are awarded based on applications click here submitted by March 30. Awardee(s) is/are determined by outside judges and scholarship(s) are presented at our annual summer picnic.

 

What volunteer opportunities are available?

Currently we support adoption of BRF roads for cleanup maintenance.  Service hours (for school or government credit) will be signed off by the board president or vice president and reported at a regular meeting.  Ongoing volunteering includes mowing and cleanup and other maintenance of the community properties.

New volunteer opportunities are always welcome. Submit ideas at a regular meeting or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for consideration.

 

What Business Sponsorships are available?

Sponsorships are available at several levels. Sponsors are listed on a bannerwhich is posted at BRFCA events. Click here for a link to the sponsors page.

 

What is NEXTDOOR.com? 

www.broadrunfarms.nextdoor.com is a private community social website that is not affiliated with BRFCA.com. This site is for general info and activity for BRF residents.  It is free, but you must provide proof of residency to join. It is not managed or affiliated with BRFCA, but is a stand-alone site. Although general BRFCA information is posted on Nextdoor.com, no BRFCA business will be done on Nextdoor.com

If you have questions, please see the BRFCA board members section.

 

What are other concerns for residents?

Potomac Heritage Trail

The proposed section of trail through Broad Run Farms is inactive and likely to remain so.  Any updates on this would be greatly appreciated.

http://www.potomactrail.org/index.php

 

Proposed Potomac Bridge

A river crossing at Rt. 28 has been a proposed site for a bridge every 2 or 3 years. BRFCA is united in opposing bridge development in this area, and will work against any such project.  Any update or new information is appreciated.

 

Hidden Lane Land Fill

Periodic mailings and public meetings are hosted by the EPA on progress for this site.

Click here to be linked to information on the Hidden Lane Landfill.

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Events

April
Chili Cookoff
Keep Loudoun Beautiful

June
Summer Picnic

October
Halloween Hayride

December
Christmas Caroling

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