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Pearl Home Tip of the Month- August

Pearl Home Tip of the Month for August Keep Your Storm Drain Clear of Debris We often talk to you about ways to reduce the stormwater running off of your property. Rain gardens, infiltration trenches, rain barrels pervious pavers and replacing turf grass with planted beds all reduce the amount of water that runs off of your property during a

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Scoop the Poop!

You’ve heard us harp on this again and again, but with the recent beach closures, we feel it’s not a topic that can be understated. All poo can be a source of bacteria for our waterways, particularly when we have a large storm event. In the city of Virginia Beach, there are more than 40,000 registered dogs (it’s estimated that

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Making a change to lawn can keep geese at bay

By Mary Reid Barrow  Jul 28, 2017 Homeowners on the water love their green lawns. Canada geese do, too. But what’s good for the goose is not always good for the gardener. Homeowners can change the way they manage their lawns and come up with landscaping that’s even prettier, and the geese will likely stay away. After the concern that

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Tell Geese “Get Outta Here!” by Speaking their Language

Many who live in the Lynnhaven Watershed are all too familiar with the Canada goose. Waterfront homeowners have tried just about everything to keep them off of their lawn from string fences to fake alligators to pellet guns. Many of these attempts, unfortunately, fall short of removing these persistent birds from properties. So, try these new strategies that speak to

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Pearl Home Tip of the Month

Scoop the Poop and Don’t Feed Wildlife  When our LRNow was founded in 2002,  only 1% of the Lynnhaven River met the rigorous water quality standard for shellfish harvest.  Our other saltwater rivers and creeks in Virginia Beach, Ruddee & Owl Creek and the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, were in similarly bad shape.  Where shellfish harvest is allowed is

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Thank you Virginia Beach City Council

Thank you Virginia Beach City Council for the resolution on offshore drilling and seismic testing. We are very pleased that the Virginia Beach City Council has taken a stand on this important issue.  We hope that this will encourage others, including Governor McAuliffe, to examine their positions on offshore drilling and seismic testing. It is not worth the risk to our

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Welcome Summer Interns

We are thrilled to welcome our 2017 Summer Interns to Lynnhaven River NOW! This summer Megan, Theresa, Clare, Jessie and Lizzie will be assisting staff with LRN’s education and outreach programs, GIS, oyster restoration projects and development and communications. My name is Megan Considine.  I am a junior at the University of South Carolina pursuing a Marine Science Degree.  I

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LRN Art of Saving the River THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone, especially our planning committee, our friends in the ViBe and the participating artists, for a successful Art Festival last weekend.  Despite the rain on Friday and Saturday morning, we had a great time with our many guests at the reception Friday evening and throughout the weekend.   We hope you had a good time too. I

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LRN Art of Saving the River Festival

In collaboration with the Virginia Arts Fringe Festival and the ViBe Creative District, Lynnhaven River NOW will be celebrating Mega Arts Weekend in Virginia Beach’s Vibe Creative District May 12-14th, Mother’s Day weekend. The Lynnhaven River Now Art of Saving the River Festival will feature 40 participating artists who have created beautiful nature-inspired artwork. LRN is hosting the Art

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15th Annual Oyster Roast

Saturday, April 22nd 12pm-3pm Please join us for the 15th Annual Oyster Roast fundraising event on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 12-3pm at the home of Eleanor and Bob Stanton (4141 First Court Road Virginia Beach, Virginia. Lynnhaven River Aquacultured oysters, barbeque and beverages Festivities include an oyster shucking contest, silent auction and raffle prizes More Perfect Jones Bluegrass Band Raffle-

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