Upcoming LRNow Events


 Mark your calendars! 

 Monthly Waterway Cleanups 

Join volunteers and help clean up Virginia Beach Waterways. Cleanups are usually held on the second Saturday of every month but may be changed to accommodate other opportunities. Most are family-friendly but some may be restricted to water-based activities and require a kayak to participate.

Click on the date you are interested in for more information or to register for a cleanup:

2020 Cleanups:

January 11

February 8

Results of Lynnhaven River Now’s cleanup efforts are available here. For additional information visit Waterway Cleanups.

General Assembly Preview Day

Join LRNow and our VCN partners on Saturday December 7

Location: TBA (Hampton Roads Location)

Election Day in Virginia is this Tuesday, November 5! Once you’ve voted and the dust has settled from the elections, join Virginia’s conservation community for our annual General Assembly Preview on Saturday, December 7th for a special look at what’s to come in the 2020 legislative session. The General Assembly Preview includes presentations by leading Virginia experts on the environmental topics we expect will rise to the top in 2020. You’ll leave with the tools necessary to educate your representatives about advancing the policies that address these topics.

This year’s preview will cover: taking bold climate action by moving away from fossil fuels and moving towards a clean energy future; securing full funding for our natural resources in order to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, protect our parks and natural landscapes & enhance our environmental agencies; and other exciting updates including ensuring environmental justice for all, reducing plastic pollution, protecting wildlife, reforming transportation, promoting an inclusive and transparent government, and more!

2019 General Assembly Preview
Richmond, VA + 8 regional locations (see below)
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Tickets $15
Register Today

VCN is committed to making this event as accessible as possible to everyone across the Commonwealth. In order to better accommodate the vast majority of Virginians who live outside of the region, we are again hosting watch parties across the state in the following locations: Alexandria, Charlottesville, Hampton Roads, Harrisonburg, Radford, Reston, Roanoke, and Warrenton.

Coffee and breakfast will be served at all locations. All attendees will also receive a copy of the 2020 Environmental Briefing Book, an annual publication written by VCN’s Network Partners that displays the conservation issues our community is prioritizing in the coming year.

See you at the polls on Tuesday and at the preview on December 7th!

Mary Rafferty
Executive Director
Virginia Conservation Network

LRNow Environmental Film Festival

The holiday gift you have been waiting for.

For information on all of the movies and to purchase tickets visit,


For more information on the individual movies, go to:

Fishpeople and Takayna – https://thez.org/show/fishpeople/

Winter Wildlife Festival

Friday-Sunday January 24-January 26

Presented by: Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

24 (Friday)Outdoor Trips and Excursions; 6pm Keynote Sharon Stiteler aka “Birdchick” @ Zeiders American Dream Theater

25 (Saturday) Children’s activities and exhibit Hall 9am-5pm

26(Sunday)Walk-up Workshops: Winter Wildlife Festival

Regristration starts on November 15! VBGOV.COM/WINTERWILDLIFE

Lynnhaven River NOW’s 18th Annual Oyster Roast

Save the date! Saturday April 4th

“The View” 416 Southside Road, Virginia Beach

More information Coming Soon!

Lynnhaven Oysters