Lynnhaven River Now
1608 Pleasure House Rd. Suite 108
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Fax: 757-383-6907


Lynnhaven River Paddle and Explore I

August 22nd, @9am. Register with Virginia Beach Sea Camp--vbseacamp@yahoo.com.

This paddle is a typical Sea Camp day  on the Lynnhaven River but will be led by Laurie Sorabella, the Oyster Queen. Meet at Crab Creek kayak launch at the foot of the Lesner Bridge and kayak into the Lynnhaven to explore the tidal creeks, salt marsh, sand flats and shallow water habitats. We’ll use the nets to learn what’s out there, swim in the river and visit the Mermaid Spa. We should have a nice low tide on this day to explore Bob Marley Island and float down Irie Way. The Oyster Queen will teach students things about the Lynnhaven that they haven't heard on trips with Captain Octopus.

River Cleanup

September 13, 9am
Location TBD. Join the fun and help clean up the river. Access to a canoe or kayak is needed to participate in this water-based cleanup. An empty seat is sometimes available though, so contact our office if you are interested, but don't have access to a boat.

For more information or to register for this cleanup, call (757)962-5398 or email dana@lrnow.org

(The next cleanup will be Saturday, November, 8th.)

500 Trees, Free to Good Va Beach Homes!

We have a wide variety of trees available for various size spaces and environmental conditions. If you are uncertain what tree might be appropriate for your yard (or faith community or school!), please contact us or check out plants.usda.gov or arborday.org.

Small trees:
Downy Serviceberry, Amelanchier canadensis, 25-30'
 Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis, 20-30'
Sweetbay Magnolia, Magnolia virginiana, 10-20'

Medium trees:
Black Gum, Nyssa sylvatica, 30-50' 
Eastern Red Cedar, Juniperus virginiana, 40-50'
Virginia Pine, Pinus virginiana, 
Sassafras, Sassafras albidum, 30-60'

Large trees:
Atlantic White Cedar, Chamaecyparis thyoides, 
American Beech, Fagus grandifolia, 50-70'
Sweet Gum, Liquidambar styraciflua, 60-70'
Loblolly Pine, Pinus taeda, 60-100'
White Oak, Quercus alba, 50-70'
Bald Cypress, Taxodium distichum, 40-80'
Live Oak, Quercus virginiana, 40-80'
Tulip Poplar, Liriodendron tulipifera, 70-90'
Longleaf Pine, Pinus palustris

To order your tree(s), contact Trista or Dana at 757-962-5398 or  Trista@LRNow.org.  We will accept orders until late summer/early Fall, so that we can get everything planted before winter temperatures set in.  

You can check out photos of the tree types here.

Our Goal is Simple

A Clean and Healthy Lynnhaven River.
The Lynnhaven River includes the Eastern Branch, Western Branch, Long Creek, Broad Bay, Crystal Lake, Linkhorn Bay and all of the tributaries, which are all located within the city of Virginia Beach. Lynnhaven River NOW is a grassroots environmental organization dedicated to restoring and protecting all of the branches of the Lynnhaven River.
Our three primary objectives are to:
  1. Identify and reduce sources of contamination in the River.
  2. To educate and engage the community and partner organizations in this effort.
  3. To restore lost habitats such as oyster reefs, salt marshes and other buffers.
Thank you for visiting our website! Please explore further to find out how you can get involved and help to RESTORE THE LEGEND.


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