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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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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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Good News for Clean Water and Clean Beaches

Lynnhaven River NOW is very pleased that Virginia has been removed from the nation’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program managed by the Bureau of Energy Management.  We appreciate that this threat to the progress we have made restoring and protecting our waterways and beaches has been removed. Thank you to everyone who worked hard to reach

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Annual Report and State of the River

Get up-to-date on what’s happening in the Lynnhaven River and learn more about Lynnhaven River NOW’s programs!  You can read a copy of our Annual Report and State of the River Report here on our website. See how water quality measured up at the end of 2016 on twelve different factors that we measure every year in our State of

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2016 River Cleanups

  We are excited to kick-off another year of River Cleanups! Participating in a River Cleanup will give you the opportunity to meet other wonderful volunteers in the community while helping clean up the Lynnhaven Watershed. Each bag collected is weighed and recorded; Last year, volunteers picked up over 4,800lbs of trash! Wow! Click on this MAP to view the total

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757-962-5398
www.lynnhavenrivernow.org
office@lrnow.org

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