Buffers

Buffers

Buffer ImageRestoring a buffer or planting a buffer garden is an easy, fun way to help protect the area’s waterways from pollution and erosion. If you own property along a Lynnhaven waterway, planting a buffer will help reduce the stormwater runoff directly entering the waterway from your lawn. By converting lawns to landscape beds, and planting salt tolerant shrubs, trees, perennials and non-turf grasses along the water’s edge, behind the wetland or along the edge of your bulkhead, you can help filter pollutants and sediments from stormwater runoff, provide habitat and food for wildlife, and lower your overall yard maintenance efforts.

However, you don’t have to live on the water to have a buffer garden work for you. Buffer ImageMost stormwater runoff from our properties enters our local waterways through the stormwater system. Converting lawn area to landscape beds along the perimeters of your yard can slow the amount of stormwater leaving your property. Plant selection for street buffers is usually more flexible because the growing conditions are more tolerant than for a shoreline garden.

Download our Buffer Restoration Guide and Plant List.

For more information, email Trista@lrnow.org or call 757-962-5398.

EVENTS CALENDAR

March 2019

Waterway Cleanup

March 9, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

March 9 at Bow Creek rec Center

This month's cleanup will be land-based. To register to participate in a waterway cleanup please email office@lrnow.org or call (757) 962-5398

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