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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. March 10, 9am-noon-- Francis Land House April 14, 9am-noon--MOCA 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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Stop Offshore Drilling

Hearing in Richmond, Wednesday, February 21st Submit Your Comments Today Our one official hearing in Virginia with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is Wednesday, Feb 21stin Richmond. There is a press conference scheduled for 2 PM and the hearing opens at 3 PM. We need to show BOEM that Virginia does not want oil...

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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 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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February 2018

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February 21, 2018
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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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.

 

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February 24, 2018
01:00 PM - 07:00 PM

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.

Trashion SHow save the date

 

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 24 middle and high school students will take the stage for the fifth year at Center Court in Lynnhaven Mall showing off their “Garbage Glam” in a runway fashion show presented by Lynnhaven River Now and Lynnhaven Mall.

The show was created as a way for local students to show off their fashion sense while demonstrating an understanding of the value and importance of reusing items whenever possible. Using only repurposed materials, student designers and models partner to present original creations in a runway fashion show competition.

“This is a friendly competition among students whose creations are made from what they can rescue from trash cans or recycling bins,” said Jody Ullman, Education Coordinator for Lynnhaven River Now. “It’s also a fun way to teach us all about rethinking trash”.

The program will include a high school show starting at 1 p.m., and a middle school program at 5 p.m. emceed by Kurt Williams (Anchor for WTKR). Judges will present awards for creativity and style, and the crowd will be invited to vote for a special People’s Choice Award. In addition, the high schools will again vie for the traveling “Principal’s Pride Award” for overall school efforts to promote sustainability both on and off the runway.

Cox, First Colonial, Landstown, Tallwood and Renaissance Academy high schools, and Brandon, Independence, Princess Anne, and Virginia Beach middle schools will all be rocking the runway this year.

There will be entertainment by local schools between the shows.

Lynnhaven River NOW, celebrating its 16th year, is comprised of more than 8,000 members committed to clean and healthy waterways throughout Virginia Beach. Through public awareness, educational programs and restoration initiatives, LRNow works to identify and reduce pollution, engage the community and restore lost habitats.

http://wtkr.com/2017/02/20/students-making-fashion-with-trash-on-coast-live/ -Video and information from the 2016 Trashion Show