Lynnhaven River Now
Brock Environmental Center
3663 Marlin Bay Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Welcome to Lynnhaven River NOW

The major factor that caused the degradation of the Lynnhaven River is also now the river’s biggest strength and hope for the future: PEOPLE.

In 2002, a committed group of local citizens came together to foster partnerships that would apply public and private resources to the challenge of reducing pollution in the Lynnhaven. That core group formed the nucleus of what has grown into an award winning river restoration project with over 8,000 members called Lynnhaven River NOW. “Now” because the work of restoring and protecting the beautiful Lynnhaven River is something that we can do NOW for ourselves and for our children and grandchildren.

Our goal is a clean and healthy Lynnhaven River and our objectives are

(1) to identify and reduce sources of contamination in the river; reduce nutrients, sediments and chemicals running off of our lawns, parking lots, roadways and out of our septic systems;

(2) to educate and engage the community and partner organizations in restoring and protecting the Lynnhaven River; and

(3) to restore lost habitats such as oyster reefs, salt marshes, and other buffers that help to filter polluted runoff and protect the river and it’s marine life.

Become a member and get involved in this effort today.
Together we will make a difference!

Karen Forget
Executive Director

Trista Imrich
Restoration Projects Coordinator
Shoreline Restoration projects (buffers, living shorelines)

Jody Ullmann
Pearl Schools Coordinator
Growing Wetlands in the Classroom, Nurturing Natives, Project WET, student and teacher education

Pam Northam
Pearl Homes/Pearl Faith Communities Coordinator

Emily Bodsford
Pearl Homes/Pearl Faith Programs Assistant

Dana Sizemore
Administrative Assistant
Program Registration, Donation Processing, Save Oyster Shells (S.O.S.) program

Laurie Sorabella
Oyster Projects Coordinator/Oyster Scientist
Oyster castles, Oyster reef restoration

Michael Minor
Save Oyster Shell Technician


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