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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. October 13th, 9 am - noon - Laskin Road Bridge at Great Neck Creek - This cleanup is a land- and water-based cleanup. Participants wishing to...

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Discover Virginia Beach September Nature Hike

This September we will be exploring the southern part of our beautiful city! Join us on Saturday, September 29th 8:30am-10.30am for a nature hike on West Neck Creek Trail (2249 North Landing Road). West Neck Creek Natural Area is a wooded 217-acre site located across from the Municipal Center along North Landing Road. This 2 mile hike...

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Discover Virginia Beach 2018 Photography Contest

Discover Virginia Beach 2018 Photography Contest Do you have a passion for digital photography? Virginia Beach Waterways are known for their beauty and the bounty of its wildlife. Enter the Discover Virginia Beach Photography Contest and share your beautiful photos with the world! Eligibility: Anyone can enter! The contest is open to both amateur and...

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2018 Annual Fall Festival

    We are so excited to host our 2018 Annual Fall Festival at Williams Farm Park! We hope you can join us on Saturday, October 6 from 11am-3pm. Williams Farm Park is a beautiful 36-acre community park located off Newtown Road between Diamond Springs and Newtown Elementary Schools (5269 Learning Circle Virginia Beach, VA). Bring...

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Tidewater Film & Discussion

Tidewater Film & Discussion Thursday, June 14th 6:30pm at the Brock Environmental Center Third in our Conversations about Climate Change Series "What's our plan? And how do we become a part of the solution? "We have the knowledge and the technology. How can we export good ideas to the rest of the world?" The film...

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Wasted! The Story of Food Waste Screening

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste Screening Wednesday, May 16th 6:30pm Brock Environmental Center Free Admission RSVP to Dana@lrnow.org  WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will...

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Native Plants for Sale

Second Quarter Native Plants 2018 Orders accepted May 1 – May 30th & available for pick up the second week of July        To order yours today click here or contact Dana@LRNow.org  Quantities are limited! Polygonatum biflorum Solomon’s Seal 1 gallon - $14.00 Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed 1 gallon - $12.00 Clematis virginiana Virgin’s Bower 1...

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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   Let Lynnhaven River Now help you “green” your Lynnhaven watershed home with its Pearl Home Sustainable Yard Program This unique program provides specific stormwater management practices to your yard at a significantly reduced cost to you. In return, you as the homeowner...

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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

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...

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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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EVENTS CALENDAR

September 2018

Bird Walk

September 1, 2018
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Bird Walk

September 1, 7:30-9am

Enjoy the early morning beauty of Pleasure House Point when the birds are the most active.
We will meet on Marlin Bay Drive at 7:30 AM and enjoy a pleasant ninety-minute walk with a birding expert from the Audubon Society.  These programs are free but we prefer that you preregister with Office@lrnow.org or call our office at 757-962-5398.

Waterway Cleanup

September 8, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

September 8th, 9 am - noon - International Coastal Cleanup at Thalia Creek Kayak Launch - This cleanup is a water-based cleanup only. Participants should plan to bring their own kayak and paddling gear. PFDs are required. Some kayaks may be available for use with advance registration. Advanced registration is recommended for final event details. Contact office@lrnow.org to register or for more information.

To register to participate in a waterway cleanup please email office@lrnow.org or call (757) 962-5398

Click on Waterway Cleanups for additional information

Stewardship & Access Committee Meeting

September 19, 2018
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Committees

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.

 http://www.lynnhavenrivernow.org/get-involved/

Vermiculture Composting Workshop

September 21, 2018
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Friday, September 21, 6:30-8:00 PM


Learn about the benefits of vermiculture composting and build your own attractive 2 foot by 4 foot wooden composter. All materials, even your own red wiggler worms, are included.
We will provide tools and instructions for building your own composter during the workshop.

This is a great opportunity. Spaces are limited so sign up today. This workshop is being offered free. It is a $75 value.

To register, call Terri at 757-962-5398 or email Office@LRNow.org. Registration closes on September 14th or when the class is full.

composting workshop

Conversations about Climate Change

September 26, 2018
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Events

Two Interesting Speakers


Climate Change and the resulting sea level rise is the most important issue facing our region today. We will pick up our Conversations About Climate Change series with a presentation from Ted Henefin, HRSD General Manager, explaining how the HRSD SWIFT program is putting waste water back into the ground to help with land subsidence. And Elizabeth Andrews, Director, W&M Law School Coastal Policy Center, to help us understand sea level rise from a policy and legal perspective. What tools will our cities need to tackle the challenges ahead?

Please RSVP at Office@LRNow.org for this important and very informative program.

Discover Virginia Beach Nature Hike

September 29, 2018
08:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This September we will be exploring the southern part of our beautiful city! Join us on Saturday, September 29th 8:30am-10.30am for a nature hike on West Neck Creek Trail (2249 North Landing Road). West Neck Creek Natural Area is a wooded 217-acre site located across from the Municipal Center along North Landing Road. This 2 mile hike will be lead by a staff member/tree enthusiast who will identify trees along the trail. You may even find a notable tree that you can nominate here! Following the nature hike, there will be a guided tour of the Whitehurst-Buffington House. “Designated as one of the 50 most historically significant structures in Virginia Beach, the Whitehurst-Buffington House, built in 1793, is truly a house over time”.

This month’s hike will be the 2nd Discover Virginia Beach Series event. Discover Virginia Beach is designed for people to explore Virginia Beach’s natural and historical areas. Mark your calendars –Saturday, October 27th–Guided bike tour through False Cape. We hope you can join us!

To register please e-mail Terri Gorman Terri@lrnow.org or call our office (757) 962-5398