No Discharge Zone

No Discharge Zone

Pump Out, Don’t Dump Out!

NO DISCHARGE ZONE

Click here for a listing of all Pump Out Facilities in the Lynnhaven River

After three years of work, in May, 2007, the entire Lynnhaven River was designated a No Discharge Zone. We are the first tidal river in Virginia to have this designation and only the second No Discharge Zone in the State.

After two years of the No Discharge Zone, we believe it is contributing positively to reducing fecal coliform bacteria in the River and helping us to maintain 31% of the River as safe for shellfish harvest.

What does this mean to you, the boater?
NO BOAT IS ALLOWED TO DISCHARGE A HOLDING TANK INTO THE RIVER. If your boat has a deck mounted valve (a Y valve), you are required to have a lock on the valve at all times in the Lynnhaven River. And third, when your holding tank is pumped out, the pump operators will place dye tablets in your holding tank. If your system leaks or you discharge illegally, the discharge will be bright green in color.

The Coast Guard and the Virginia Beach Marine Police have the power to enforce this regulation and can levy fines for non-compliance.

Pump out facilities are available at all of our marinas and HRSD will come to your dock to pump out your boat at no charge. To schedule an HRSD pump out, fill out this online form. Click here for a copy of our NDZ brochure with a list of all pump out facilities on the Lynnhaven River.

To Get a NDZ sticker for your boat, call our office at (757) 962-5398 or look for them in your marina office.

Thank you for helping us protect the River!

NDZ Waterways NDZ Sticker Don't Pass the Bucket

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August 2017

Science Preschool Adventure Time (SPAT)Edit Event
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August 7, 2017
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Preschool SPAT Program

Registration Now Open for August 7-11 Classes

Brock Environmental Center and Pleasure House Point

Registration is now open for the second year of our preschool science program, SPAT.  Back by popular demand, the classes are 9:00-10:30 AM, Aug7-11, at the Brock Environmental Center and Pleasure House point.

Topics include Bugs, Scaly Friends, Marsh Madness, Plants and Fish. Classes are limited to 15 little people (ages 3-5) and a very special adult.  Classes will be held at the Brock Environmental Center and Pleasure House Point.   Each day includes outdoor activities, fun learning experiences for the children and opportunities for the adults to learn more about helping your child interact with nature.
To register, please contact Dana@LRNow.org or call 757-962-5398.

Spaces are limited!

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River CleanupEdit Event
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August 19, 2017
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Join volunteers and help clean up trash in and around the Lynnhaven watershed! To signup e-mail Dana@lrnow.org or call our office (757)962-5398.