Rain Barrels

Rain Barrels

Get your very own LRN Rain Barrels!

 

Rain Barrels are a great way to reduce stormwater runoff from your property and utilize the rain water for your flowers, shrubs, trees, lawns, indoor plants or koi ponds. You can also use the water to wash your car or pet, rinse your feet, tools, or muddy/sandy boots or sandals.

Stormwater runoff, and the bacteria, toxins and sediments that it picks up and carries, is the number one source of pollution in the Lynnhaven River.

A rain barrel is easy to install on your downspout. It will have a spigot on the front for a watering can and/or a soaker hose and an overflow spout at the top. The intake at the top is screened to prevent mosquito infestation. You can install a single barrel or connect multiple barrels.

You can order a rain barrel or cistern from Lynnhaven River NOW:

A completed 50 gallon green Ivy barrel (pre-ordered) and picked up from our office — $95.00.
Home delivery and installation* — $40.00 extra
12″ wooden platform (single barrel) — $35.00 extra
24″ wooden platform (double barrel) — $65.00 extra
Connection kit to link multiple barrels together — $10.00 extra per kit 
Ivy Barrel

Ivy Barrel

A completed 65 gallon black Moby barrel (pre-ordered) and picked up from our office — $175.00.
Home delivery and installation* — $40.00 extra
12″ wooden platform (single barrel) — $35.00 extra
24″ wooden platform (double barrel) — $65.00 extra
Connection kit to link multiple barrels together — $10.00 extra per kit
Moby Barrel

Moby Barrel

 
*Basic installation includes: leveling the location (any shrub removal extra fees apply), modifying existing downspout, cleanup of location and installation of platforms extra fees apply.
 
The Moby is different from the Ivy in a few ways. It is manufactured from a much denser  material and is substantially heavier than the Ivy. It also offers 15 gallons more storage capacity and the spigot is solid brass.
 

Larger cisterns (150 gallon shown).
Free home evaluation and consultation available upon request.
Other upgrades and options available as well.

150 Gallon barrel

150 Gallon Barrel

Larger custom systems are available by request.  Contact Mike’s Rain Barrels.

To place an order, call our office at 757-962-5398 or e-mail LRNow at Rain Barrels.

Thank you for helping our river.

EVENTS CALENDAR

May 2018

Bird WalkEdit Event
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May 5, 2018
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Bird Walk

May 5, 7:30-9am

Enjoy the early morning beauty of Pleasure House Point when the birds are the most active.
We will meet on Marlin Bay Drive at 7:30 AM and enjoy a pleasant ninety-minute walk with a birding expert from the Audubon Society.  These programs are free but we prefer that you preregister with Dana@LRNow.org or call our office at 757-962-5398.

Waterway CleanupEdit Event
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May 12, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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May 12, 9am-noon at Beach Garden Park

To register to participate at a waterway cleanup please email Dana@lrnow.org or call (757) 962-5398

Click on Waterway Cleanups for additional information

LRN Program Partners MeetingEdit Event
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May 14, 2018
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Committees

We are looking forward to our two spring LRNow Partners Meetings on Monday, March 12th and Monday, May 14th.  Both meetings will be held at the Brock Environmental Center and start at 4:00 PM.

Stewardship & Access Committee MeetingEdit Event
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May 16, 2018
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Committees

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.

 http://www.lynnhavenrivernow.org/get-involved/

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste ScreeningEdit Event
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May 16, 2018
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

May 16th 6:30pm


Brock Environmental Center


Wasted

40% of the food in America is Wasted. A new documentary by Anthony Bourdain, WASTED: The Story of Food Waste aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to make the most of every kind of food.

Hosted by Lynnhaven River NOW & Buy Fresh Buy Local. Following the movie there will be a panel discussion. The panel will include Tim Cole, VB Public Schools, a restaurant representative, and a Food Bank of South HR representative.

Hands Across the SandEdit Event
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May 19, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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May 19th at 25th Street at the Oceanfront


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Hands Across the Sand 2018 Partnership:

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the world will join hands to show our opposition to offshore drilling and look ahead to a clean energy future. Virginia will host events at the oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Buckroe Beach in Hampton, and at Willis Wharf in the Eastern Shore.
As many of you know, Hands Across the Sand, founded in 2010, grew into an international movement after the BP oil disaster in April of that year. People came together to join hands, forming symbolic barriers against spilled oil and to stand against the impacts of other forms of extreme energy.