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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. For additional information visit: Waterway Cleanups February 9, at Francis Land House (3131 Virginia Beach Blvd) March 9 at Bow Creek rec Center, 9 am - noon, land-based  ...

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Job Opportunity at LRNow

LRNow is seeking a Director of Development.  This is an opportunity for the right person to join our team of committed professional staff members and dedicated Board of Directors to build our development capacity and help to continue our important work of restoring and protecting our Virginia Beach natural resources. Read More

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Attorney General Herring Moves to Block Seismic Testing & Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic

https://www.oag.state.va.us/media-center/news-releases/1351-december-20-2018-herring-moves-to-block-seismic-testing-and-offshore-drilling-in-the-atlantic-ocean ~ Herring and colleagues claim that federal authorization of seismic testing, a precursor to offshore drilling, violates environmental laws ~ RICHMOND (December 20, 2018) – Attorney General Mark R. Herring and a coalition of state attorneys general are moving to intervene in a lawsuit to stop proposed seismic testing that opens the door to oil drilling...

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Seismic Air Testing in the Atlantic

Today the Trump Administration issued permits to five private companies to conduct seismic air gun blasting in the Atlantic to search for potential oil and gas deposits. Seismic air guns are the loudest manmade sounds in the ocean and travel up to 2,500 miles. The effect of seismic blasting is absolutely detrimental to whales, sea...

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General Assembly Preview Watch Party

In preparation for Virginia’s upcoming General Assembly session, Lynnhaven River NOW is partnering with Virginia Conservation Network to host a preview of what’s in store for our natural landscapes and resources in 2019. We invite you to join us at Virginia Wesleyan University in the Greer Environmental Sciences Center on the morning of Saturday, December 1st to...

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Discover VB: Back Bay/False Cape Bike Tour

Due to our unpredictable weather tomorrow morning we have decided to cancel our Bike Trip. We will offer the ride again in the Spring when the parks reopen.  Please join us next month for another Discover Virginia Beach event on November 10th. Our own Master Naturalist, Jody Ullman will guide us through the 1.65 mi soft trails...

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Pearl Faith Workshop: Sacred Earth-Sacred Work

Sacred Earth – Sacred Work How are you called to care for God’s creation? for clergy and/or lay leaders featuring Robin van Tine, Ph.D. Professor of Biology, Human Ecology, Environmental Studies Join us to explore a cultural transition towards an Eco-centric worldview which promotes environmental sustainability with social and environmental justice for all. Saturday, November...

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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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EVENTS CALENDAR

January 2019

First Advocacy Dinner

January 7, 2019
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Monday, January 7th, Croc’s 19th Street Bistro, 6:30 PM

Are you interested to learning more about what to expect in this year’s Virginia General Assembly session and hear updates on what is happening with the seismic testing permits and offshore drilling? You will also meet others in our community who are also interested in following legislative initiatives related protecting our natural resources. And hear from speakers working on a variety of issues.

Our first Advocacy Dinner will be held at Croc’s 19th Street Bistro at 6:30 on Monday, January 7th. Registration and payment of $15 is due in advance. You can register by calling our office at 757-962-5398 or sending an email to Office@LRNow.org and we will call you . There are 20 spaces available and you will have four entree options for your dinner.

https://www.lynnhavenrivernow.org/advocacy/

GWIC Program-Returning Teachers

January 11, 2019
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Workshops

Growing Wetlands in the Classroom Program


January 11th and 12th at the Brock Environmental Center


For returning teachers:
Please plan to pick up your plants at the Brock Environmental Center between 4 and 6 PM on Friday, January 11th. Questions: Contact Jody@LRNow.org or call 757-962-5398.

For teachers new to the program:
Mandatory training on Saturday, January 12, 9 AM-2 PM at the Brock Environmental Center. Your plants will be available for pick up at the workshop. Questions: Contact Jody@LRNow.org or call 757-962-5398

GWIC

Waterway Cleanup

January 12, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Events

Our first cleanup to kick off 2019 will take place on Saturday, January 12 from 9am-noon at MOCA. To register to participate please email office@lrnow.org or call (757) 962-5398. This is a kid-friendly location

Location: VA Museum of Contemporary Art (2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451)

Learn more about our monthly Waterway Cleanups 

 

 

GWIC Program-teachers new to the program

January 12, 2019
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Workshops

Growing Wetlands in the Classroom Program


January 11th and 12th at the Brock Environmental Center


For returning teachers:
Please plan to pick up your plants at the Brock Environmental Center between 4 and 6 PM on Friday, January 11th. Questions: Contact Jody@LRNow.org or call 757-962-5398.

For teachers new to the program:
Mandatory training on Saturday, January 12, 9 AM-2 PM at the Brock Environmental Center. Your plants will be available for pick up at the workshop. Questions: Contact Jody@LRNow.org or call 757-962-5398

GWIC

Discover Virginia Beach-Winter Wildlife Festival

January 26, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Join us for this month's Discover Virginia Beach series as we attend


a walk-up workshop: Hometown Habitat and then tour the Exhibit Hall at the Princess Anne Recreation Center. This workshop is part of the Winter Wildlife Festival presented by Virginia Beach Parks and Rec and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.


 


About the workshop-


Hometown Habitat: How Native Plants Support Bird Diversity


 


Ages 10 & up • Insects are a critical part of the food web that birds and other wildlife depend on for survival. In this session we’ll watch an excerpt of Catherine Zimmerman’s Hometown Habitat film, which beautifully illustrates how our landscape choices directly impact insect and bird diversity. Following the film there will be a Q&A led by Carol A. Heiser, Habitat Education Coordinator of the DGIF.


 


*No Fee *Please RSVP office@lrnow.org or call Terri @ 757-962-5398


 


Learn more about the Winter Wildlife Festival here:


https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/Pages/winter-wildlife-festival.aspx


 

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