Saving Oyster Shells

Saving Oyster Shells

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Having an Oyster Roast or Clam Bake? Save those Shells!

Save Oyster Shells (S.O.S.) for the Lynnhaven. If your organization (or you personally) have an oyster roast coming up, give us a call! We will pick up the oyster shell following your roast, and they will be cured and later used on a sanctuary oyster reef! Call 962-5398 or email Dana@lrnow.org .

In the Summer of 2006, Lynnhaven River NOW launched a pilot program with 8 Virginia Beach restaurants as well as public donations to gather and recycle oyster and clam shells which were used to build our LRNow/Athey Island Oyster Reef in the Spring of 2008. The pilot program was so successful, it is now an ongoing program in partnership with the City of Virginia Beach.

Look for the trash cans labeled “Shell Only” at these Public Drop-off Sites for your Oyster and Clam shells:

  • Lynnhaven River NOW office, Brock Environmental Center, 3663 Marlin Bay Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. (Near the parking lot entrance from Marlin Bay Dr, set atop a wooden platform.)
  • VA Aquarium in the Satellite Parking Lot, 717 General Booth Blvd. (This is the parking lot ACROSS General Booth Blvd. from the main Aquarium building.)
  • Welton’s Seafood, 940 Laskin Road, our newest drop-off location!
  • Virginia Beach Landfill, 1989 Jake Sears Road, ask for directions at the gate.
  • Satellite Lynnhaven River NOW office, 1608 Pleasure House Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455

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These VB Restaurants are saving their oyster & clam shells for us, and we hope you will patronize them and thank them for their participation:

  • 21st Street Seafood Company, 2106 Pacific Avenue
  • Abbey Road Restaurant, 203 22nd Street
  • Blue Seafood and Spirits, 2181 Upton Drive, Suite 420
  • Captain George’s, 1956 Laskin Road
  • Coastal Grill, 1427 N. Great Neck Road, #104
  • CP Shuckers, 1400 Atlantic Avenue
  • CP Shuckers, 3232 Shore Drive
  • Croakers, 3629 Shore Drive
  • Croc’s 19th Street Bistro, 620 19th Street
  • Dockside, 3311 Shore Drive
  • Fin McCool’s, Landstown Commons, Princess Anne Road
  • Harpoon Larry’s, 216 24th Street
  • Hot Tuna, 2817 Shore Drive
  • Lucky Oyster, 2165 General Booth Boulevard
  • Mahi Mah’s, 615 Atlantic Avenue
  • Ocean Eddie’s, 1506 Atlantic Avenue
  • Rockafeller’s, 308 Mediterranean Avenue
  • Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel,3501 Atlantic Avenue
  • Tautog’s, 205 23rd Street
  • Yukai Seafood Buffet, 1952 Laskin Road
  • Simple Eats, 3152 Shore Drive

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.