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WORKING TOWARD CLEAN AND HEALTHY VIRGINIA BEACH WATERWAYS

Lynnhaven River NOW works with residents, businesses, faith communities, schools, and community leaders to restore and protect our Virginia Beach waterways. Our beautiful waterways, delicious local seafood, and diverse recreational opportunities in nature are why we chose Virginia Beach as our home. With everyone’s help, our dream of clean, healthy waterways is possible. Supporting the work of Lynnhaven River NOW is an investment in your community.

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Over the years, our programs have grown to encompass the entire city with Pearl Homes, Pearl Businesses, Pearl Faith Communities and Pearl Schools in every watershed in Virginia Beach.

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Taking care of the environment is everyone’s responsibility. Learn how YOU can get involved and help support our efforts. Simple changes in our daily behaviors make a BIG difference.

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Volunteer at a waterway cleanup. Learn about upcoming webinar opportunities. Join us for a Discover Virginia Beach adventure!

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All contributions are tax deductible and more than 90% of our funds go directly into the programs that are making a difference in your community.

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LATEST NEWS
Why the Turtle?
LRNow’s turtle logo is an illustration of a diamondback terrapin, Virginia’s only saltmarsh turtle.       Once plentiful in...
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Give a Bag, Take a Bag
LRNOW is embarking upon a reusable bag collection and distribution program which will help Virginia Beach residents prepare for a...
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Nearly 500 plastic bags removed from Green Run by LRNow volunteers
Virginia Beach, VA, September 2022 - Press Release This month, thanks to LRNow volunteers, Green Run is 849 lbs of...
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LRNow NATURE NOTES
BY MARY REID BARROW

For 40+ years Mary Reid Barrow, freelance writer for the Virginian Pilot, has continued to connect, educate and engage the community through her captivating columns about nature, healthy living, sustainability and the environment.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP THE ENVIRONMENT
PEARL HOMES & NEIGHBORHOODS

PEARL HOMES are places where people care about our environment and want to do what they can to help protect our resources.

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PEARL SCHOOLS

Lynnhaven River NOW recognizes schools providing outstanding environmental education as a Pearl School.

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PEARL BUSINESSES

PEARL BUSINESSES are essential to truly move towards a more sustainable Virginia Beach and cleaner waters.

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PEARL FAITH

We all want to do our part to restore the health of all of our sacred waterways and protect them for future generations to enjoy.

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SUSTAINABLE YARDS PROGRAM

SUSTAINABLE YARDS PROGRAM: Let us help you “green” your Lynnhaven watershed home. This unique program provides specific stormwater management practices to your yard at a significantly reduced cost to you.

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