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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 kid-friendly! Take a look at the map to see how much trash volunteers have collected at past cleanups. Sat Jul 8, 2017 9:00am – 12:00pm 64th Street at First Landing State Park Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:00am...

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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 and Lizzie will be assisting staff with LRN's education and outreach programs, 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...

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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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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...

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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...

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Director of Development Employment Opportunity

Director of Development Employment Opportunity Lynnhaven River NOW (LRNow) is an award winning river restoration project with over 8,000 members who help to restore and protect our beautiful Virginia Beach waterways. LRNow is seeking a Director of Development to spearhead development efforts as LRNow continues to grow its base of private support. A new position...

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Oyster Leases and Oyster Farming in the Lynnhaven

As many of you know, issues of concern have been raised by some homeowners regarding oyster leases and oyster aquaculture in the Lynnhaven, especially in Linkhorn Bay.  After this year’s General Assembly session, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission established a workgroup to address the homeowner concerns and to make recommendations for ways to resolve the...

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Save the Diamondback Terrapin!

Diamondback terrapin rescued from Chesapeake Bay surf in Virginia Beach By Mary Reid Barrow  "The tiny diamondback terrapin scrambled across the sand, hit the chilly water, thought better of it and went to hide out for a while in some marsh grasses at Pleasure House Point. The baby turtle, not much bigger than a 50-cent...

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VB Oyster Heritage Fund

May 3, 2016 Thank you for the opportunity to provide some clarification regarding the questions raised in the Inter-Office Memorandum and the May 3rd Virginia Pilot article about the Oyster Heritage Fund. As Mr. Remias's memorandum states, the fund has collected $644,000 dollars since its creation in 2002.  Contrary to the information in the memorandum,...

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LRN 14th Annual Oyster Roast

Click on this link to order your tickets today! https://squareup.com/market/lynnhaven-river-now Join us for our 14th Annual Oyster Roast on Saturday, April 16th, 2016, 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...

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Good News for Clean Water and Clean Beaches

Lynnhaven River NOW is very pleased that Virginia has been removed from the nation's Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program managed by the Bureau of Energy Management.  We appreciate that this threat to the progress we have made restoring and protecting our waterways and beaches has been removed. Thank you to everyone...

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Annual Report and State of the River

Get up-to-date on what's happening in the Lynnhaven River and learn more about Lynnhaven River NOW's programs!  You can read a copy of our Annual Report and State of the River Report here on our website. See how water quality measured up at the end of 2016 on twelve different factors that we measure every...

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Learn How to Landscape for Life!

Tuesdays 6-8pm, 3/21/16-4/18/16 Every home landscape has the potential to help clean air and water, reduce flooding, cool your town or city, and combat climate change. Landscape For Life shows you how to work with nature, no matter where you live, whether you garden on a city or suburban lot, a 20-acre farm, or the...

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2016 River Cleanups

  We are excited to kick-off another year of River Cleanups! Participating in a River Cleanup will give you the opportunity to meet other wonderful volunteers in the community while helping clean up the Lynnhaven Watershed. Each bag collected is weighed and recorded; Last year, volunteers picked up over 4,800lbs of trash! Wow! Click on...

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The Lynnhaven Trashion Show

Mark your calender's for Saturday February 27th! 11am High School 3pm Middle School Join us and enjoy watching how we turn our Junk to Funk with an entertaining environmental twist on the Trashion Fashion runway. Lynnhaven Mall, in partnership with Lynnhaven River NOW will host the “Lynnhaven TRASHion Show: Junk to Funk,” on Saturday February 27,...

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Winter Wildlife Festival

Winter Wildlife Festival 2016 January 29th-31st The Winter Wildlife Festival is just around the corner! This is your chance to witness winter wildlife all around Virginia Beach. The opportunities are varied to appeal to all interests and activity levels and include: Birding trips on the Chesapeake Bay, Pleasure House Point, Lake Lawson/Lake Smith, Back Bay/False...

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Legendary Lynnhaven Shoreline Award

Beautiful Buffer? Lovely Living Shoreline? Ravishing Rain Garden? Your shoreline might be the stuff of legends! For the 2nd year, we will be accepting submissions for our Legendary Lynnhaven Shoreline Award. Deadline for submission is Friday, Dec 23rd. Categories- Residential, Commercial/ Public property Winners will receive recognition during a ceremony at our Donor/ Cocktail party in February,...

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EVENTS CALENDAR

June 2017

PHP Birdwalk

June 3, 2017
07:30 AM
Bird Walk

Join us for a guided bird walk and enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna at Pleasure House Point!

To sign up e-mail Dana@lrnow.org or call our office (757)962-5398

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June 5, 2017
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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June 6, 2017
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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June 7, 2017
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June 8, 2017
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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June 9, 2017
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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