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 total cost to qualified homeowners.

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Meet the 2017 Conservation Educator of Year: Jody Ullmann

Meet the 2017 Conservation Educator of Year: Jody Ullmann By Mary Reid Barrow Nov 11, 2017 Conservation educator Jody Ullman is happy to be second-guessed by Mother Nature. If Ullmann takes a group of children out to the Lynnhaven River’s edge to learn about, say, marsh grasses, and the kids get totally absorbed with ospreys flying overhead, Ullmann goes with

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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 — are protected from pollution and

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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 change.  The production of electricity

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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 position Thursday, making public a

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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 both his generous gifts &

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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 registered dogs (it’s estimated that

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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 worth the risk to our

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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 problems.  The workgroup members have

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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, less than half of those

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