Author Archive for: Emily

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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Call to Artists

The Art of Saving the River Art Festival In celebration of 15 years of restoring and protecting our Virginia Beach waterways, Lynnhaven River NOW seeks nature-inspired artists for the Art of Saving the River Art Festival, May 12-14, 2017 in the ViBe District on 18th Street in Virginia Beach.  We are excited to partner with the ViBe Creative District and

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Upcoming LRNow Events

 Mark your calendars!   Monthly River Cleanups  Join volunteers and help clean up the Lynnhaven River watershed. Cleanups are mostly kid-friendly. Take a look at the map to see how much trash volunteers have collected at past cleanups. Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:00am – 12:00pm at Birchwood Malibu Park Cleanup Date: Saturday, October 14th Time: 9am-12pm Location: Birchwood Malibu Park, 3632 Royal

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Native Plant Guide for Southeast Virginia

Native Plant guides for Southeast Virginia including Hampton Roads Region are available for pickup! Stop by our office at the Brock Environmental Center, M-F, 9am-5pm to pick up your copy of the gorgeous new Hampton Roads Native Plant guide! Don’t forget to check out our native plant of the month list for 2017 ! Each month we feature a native plant.

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