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:
December 3rd is Giving Tuesday!
Tuesday, December 3rd is #GivingTuesday. Facebook is again matching donations starting at 5am PST/8am EST. Mark your calendar to create your own fundraiser or make your donation to support our effort to restore and protect our beautiful and bountiful Virginia Beach Waterways!
Your donations and continuous support allow us to:
-Identify and reduce sources of pollution in our Virginia Beach waterways.
-Educate and engage the community and partner organizations in this work.
-Restore critical habitats: oyster reefs, riparian buffers, wetlands, forests, living shorelines and native plants.
Visit our facebook page and show your support:https://www.facebook.com/LRNow/
Together, we are making a difference.
General Assembly Preview Day
Join LRNow and our VCN partners on Saturday December 7
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
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!
Virginia Conservation Network
LRNow Presents it’s first Eco-Film Festival
5 Sundays in January and February 2020!
All located at Zeiders American Dream Theater
More information coming soon! Gift certificates will be available for purchase during the holidays.
Winter Wildlife Festival
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!