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Pearl Home Tip

Pearl Home Tip Energy Efficiency at Home Reducing energy usage in your home has many benefits.  If we take measures to reduce our energy consumption, the utility companies use less fossil fuel to generate electricity and we are contributing to the reduction of green house gas emissions that cause climate change.  The production of electricity in our power plants is

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LRN 2017 Fall Festival

Lynnhaven River Now 2017 Annual Fall Festival Please join us on October 7, 2017 for our annual Fall Festival at the Brock Environmental Center, 3663 Marlin Bay Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. The Event is designed to educate, create awareness and engage the greater Hampton Roads community in exploring the balance between social, economic, and environmental responsibility.  Educational

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Jack Johnson 2017 Tour & All At Once

Our organization is teaming up with the Jack Johnson 2017 Tour and All At Once, a social action network connecting nonprofits with people who want to become active in their local and world community. All At Once comes to life online at www.AllAtOnce.org and at the Jack Johnson concerts where you can get educated, get inspired, and connect face-to-face with us and other local and national

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Thank You Governor McAuliffe

Thank you Governor McAuliffe for opposing offshore drilling in ocean waters off of Virginia.  By Dave Mayfield The Virginia-Pilot Aug 17, 2017 “Gov. Terry McAuliffe, reversing field on a controversial issue, has asked federal officials to take the ocean waters off Virginia out of contention for oil and gas leases. The governor’s office disclosed McAuliffe’s position Thursday, making public a

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2017 Outstanding Philanthropists

We are very pleased to share with you that Andrew Fine and his brother Morris Fine have been selected Outstanding Philanthropists for 2017 by the Association of Fundraising Professions, Hampton Roads Chapter. Andrew was one of the founders of LRNow and has been our steadfast supporter for 15 years providing support in many forms, sharing both his generous gifts &

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Pearl Home Tip

Pearl Home Tip 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 storm event. However, no matter

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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

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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