Upcoming LRNow Events

 Mark your calendars!     Monthly Waterway Cleanups  Join volunteers and help clean up Virginia Beach Waterways. Cleanups are mostly kid-friendly. Results of Lynnhaven River Now’s cleanup efforts are available here. April 14, 9am-noon--MOCA Volunteer registration is FULL for the MOCA Cleanup May 12, 9am-noon--Beach Garden Park June 2, 9am-noon--Clean the Bay Day (LRN sites TBA) July 14, 9am-noon--Old...

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Community Meeting on Offshore Drilling

Community Meeting on Offshore Drilling Thursday, March 1, 6:00-7:30 PM Virginia Beach Convention Center, Salon 1 Find out why it is so important for everyone to speak out on offshore drilling.  We will help you to submit your comments to BOEM. Speakers include: Councilman John Uhrin; Dr. Susan Barco, Virginia Aquarium Senior Scientist; Bev Ludford,...

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The Lynnhaven Trashion Show

The Lynnhaven TRASHion Show February 24th 2018 Trashion Show: Location:  Lynnhaven Mall, Center Court Times:  Middle School Show: 1-3 p.m. High School Show: 5-7 p.m.   5th Annual TRASHion Show Turns Garbage into Glamorous Fashion Saturday, February 24, Lynnhaven Mall Show to Feature Middle & High School Students   (Virginia Beach) – On Saturday, February...

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Pearl Home Sustainable Yard Program

Pearl Home Sustainable Yard Program Generous Funding Help for Projects in Your Yard Looking to green your Lynnhaven Watershed property but can't find the funds to do it?  We can help you with this grant funded opportunity. LRNow is offering rain barrels, rain gardens, infiltration trenches, and nutrient management plans at a fraction of their...

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Reese F. Lukei, Jr. Raptor Trail

The Reese F. Lukei Raptor Trail is a network of trails in southeastern Virginia dedicated to Reese Lukei in appreciation of his decades of volunteer work with raptor conservation, wildlife education and nature trails (vbgov,2017). Reese Lukei was recognized Oct. 29 at First Landing State Park for his long-time efforts to protect raptors, educate the...

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Celebrating 45 years of the Clean Water Act

Celebrating 45 years of the Clean Water Act The Virginian Pilot--Guest Columnist Karen Forget October 22, 2017 FORTY-FIVE years ago, Republican and Democratic lawmakers came together to pass the Clean Water Act. This landmark legislation regulates pollution discharges, ensuring that all of our nation’s waterways — from the smallest streams to the mightiest rivers —...

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Growing A Greener Faith Workshop

Growing A Greener Faith  Join us on November 4th at the Brock Environmental Center for our "Growing a Greener Faith" Workshop. Dear Faith Leader, It takes a community to restore and protect our waterways. We know how blessed we are to live in this beautiful place. Water is a large part of our daily enjoyment,...

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Candidates’ Forum

BE AN INFORMED VOTER THIS FALL  On Tuesday, November 7th, we will be electing the Delegates who will be representing us in Richmond in the General Assembly.  Our State Delegates make many decisions that affect our daily lives and choices.  Find out where the candidates stand on the issues that are important to you. Candidates’...

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Pearl Home Tip of the Month-September

Pearl Home Tip of the Month for September 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...

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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,...

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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 and at the Jack Johnson concerts where you can get educated, get inspired, and connect face-to-face with us...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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March 2018

VA Coastal Voices: Protect Our Coast

March 1, 2018
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

 Community Meeting on Offshore Drilling

Thursday, March 1, 6:00-7:30 PM
Virginia Beach Convention Center, Salon 1
Find out why it is so important for everyone to speak out on offshore drilling.  We will help you to submit your comments to BOEM.
Speakers include:
Councilman John Uhrin; Dr. Susan Barco, Virginia Aquarium Senior Scientist; Bev Ludford, Pleasure House Oysters; and Laura Wood Habr, BAPAC, Resort Area Commission and local business owner.Come at 5:15 and visit the Virginia Green Tourism Expo before the meeting.See you there!

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Waterway Cleanup

March 10, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

March 10 9am-noon at Francis Land House

To register to participate in a waterway cleanup please email or call (757) 962-5398

Click on Waterway Cleanups for additional information

LRN Program Partners Meeting

March 12, 2018
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

We are looking forward to our two spring LRNow Partners Meetings on Monday, March 12th and Monday, May 14th.  Both meetings will be held at the Brock Environmental Center and start at 4:00 PM.

Stewardship & Access Committee Meeting

March 21, 2018
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

This committee meets at 6 pm on the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held at Hot Tuna  at 2817 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. November and December meeting schedules may be adjusted to accommodate winter holidays. Check Facebook or website calendar for changes.