Governor Northam Visits Colchester Towne Community

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, Governor Northam visited Colchester Towne Condominiums to learn more about the impacts of urban community forestry.

From left to right, Margaret Heflin, Property Manager, Wendy Guzman, Administrative Assistant, Juan Pablo Rodriguez, Regional Property Manager, Ralph Northam, Virginia Governor, and Timisha Harrell, Property Manager stops for a picture after walking the community.

During the Governor’s morning walk-through, he spoke with Quantum Real Estate’s Regional Property Manager Juan Pablo Rodriguez and Property Manager Timisha Harrell about the benefits of tree planting, such as greater climate resiliency, plus their influence on the greater public health and wellbeing across all ages.

Governor Northam was very impressed with the community upkeep, as well as their focus on sustaining the planet and building greater community cohesion through community tree planting.

A special thank you to Renee Grebe with Northern Virginia Conservation Advocate and Jim McGlone with Virginia Department of Forestry’s NOVA Urban Forest Conservationist for inviting us to this event!

To learn more about the planting, maintenance, care, and protection of tree populations in urban communities, visit www.americanforests.org/blog/what-is-urban-forestry-a-quick-101.

Colchester Towne Water Keepers of Little Hunting Creek Event

On Saturday, June 19, 2021, the first Water Keepers of Little Hunting Creek Event took place at Colchester Towne Condominiums. The event began with an arts and craft activity which included leaf shading or tracing using leaf shape stencils. The main activity which was the Dancing Nature Walk along the creek. The children enjoyed both activities and gave their full participation. The children had so many interesting questions along with vowing to remember to place all of their unwanted trash in the proper receptacles located around the community. When they learned how much the trash pollutes the water of the creek, they became so determined to pick up any trash that was along their way throughout the nature walk. Thank you to the Audubon Naturalist Society and David Levine of Good Shepherd Housing for helping to coordinate this event.

 

A Message from the President of Quantum

During the past few weeks, hearing the anger, listening to the cries of despair, and seeing the hundreds of protests, the unrest, and the growing racial tensions in our country, it all causes us to delve deep into our hearts and souls to assess our thoughts, words, and actions.

As Quantum’s owner, I want to let every Quantum employee know that we do not, and will not, tolerate racial injustice of any kind. We do not and will not condone violence, and we will not allow hatred, in any form, to be a part of our corporate environment or the environment of the communities that we manage.

Our properties we professionally manage throughout the tri-state area are home to a large and diverse group of people – races, religions, and beliefs. We will continue to respect every one of our residents just as we will do every Quantum employee.

We can put on paper many more words to demonstrate our solidarity; however, what is most important is that we show it in our actions. Quantum will provide support to the communities, residents, and employees by demonstrating racial justice, tolerance, and a real community spirit for everyone.

Pat Bessette
President
Quantum Real Estate Management, LLC AMO

National Night Out with Quantum

National Night Out logoNational Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.

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Copeland Manor and NHT-Enterprise Encourage Watershed Sustainability through Art

Storm drain muralDon’t Throw Your Trash Where the Fish Splash
By NHT Sustainability Manager Kathleen Berube

Few of us routinely think about our personal actions and the quality of our watershed. Why would we? We’re all busy, wrapped up in our daily lives. We don’t consider the impact of the bottle we saw on the ground, the trash that blew by or the soap we used to wash our car. Even though we may not be aware, our actions have a tremendous impact on the quality of stormwater. Many seemingly benign actions have a very real detrimental effect on aquatic ecosystems. Changing our behaviors is not hard, but sometimes we need a little reminder.

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