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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. (2018 Schedule Coming soon) To sign-up or for more information Emial Dana@lrnow.org or call (757) 962-5398 Volunteer...

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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 www.AllAtOnce.org 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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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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EVENTS CALENDAR

November 2017

Catch the King Tide Day

November 5, 2017
08:00 AM
Events

 

 
Sunday morning Novermber 5th (exact time depends on your location)  

The King Tide is coming! To sign up or if you would like to learn more visit pilotonline.com/kingtide 

catch the king tide

https://pilotonline.com/news/local/environment/catch-the-king-tide/article_e8eb4963-4a78-5270-b2f4-bb2a4378a1f4.html

 

River Cleanup

November 11, 2017
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join volunteers and help clean up the Lynnhaven River watershed. Email Dana@lrnow.org to sign-up or call (757) 962-5398

Location: Potters Road