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Attorney General Herring Moves to Block Seismic Testing & Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic

https://www.oag.state.va.us/media-center/news-releases/1351-december-20-2018-herring-moves-to-block-seismic-testing-and-offshore-drilling-in-the-atlantic-ocean ~ Herring and colleagues claim that federal authorization of seismic testing, a precursor to offshore drilling, violates environmental laws ~ RICHMOND (December 20, 2018) – Attorney General Mark R. Herring and a coalition of state attorneys general are moving to intervene in a lawsuit to stop proposed seismic testing that opens the door to oil drilling off the coast of Virginia

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Seismic Air Testing in the Atlantic

Today the Trump Administration issued permits to five private companies to conduct seismic air gun blasting in the Atlantic to search for potential oil and gas deposits. Seismic air guns are the loudest manmade sounds in the ocean and travel up to 2,500 miles. The effect of seismic blasting is absolutely detrimental to whales, sea turtles, seals and dolphins. Lynnhaven

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2018 Discover Virginia Beach Photography Contest Winners

(Featured Photo: Mark Winterstein) Congratulations to our 2018 Discover Virginia Beach Photography Contest winners! We feel so fortunate to live in or near such a unique city that is home to many diverse ecosystems.  From Back Bay to the North Landing River, Stumpy Lake, Atlantic Ocean, the Chesapeake Bay and the legendary Lynnhaven River, each photograph submitted truly captures all

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General Assembly Preview Watch Party

In preparation for Virginia’s upcoming General Assembly session, Lynnhaven River NOW is partnering with Virginia Conservation Network to host a preview of what’s in store for our natural landscapes and resources in 2019. We invite you to join us at Virginia Wesleyan University in the Greer Environmental Sciences Center on the morning of Saturday, December 1st to learn about the conservation community’s

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Discover VB: Back Bay/False Cape Bike Tour

Due to our unpredictable weather tomorrow morning we have decided to cancel our Bike Trip. We will offer the ride again in the Spring when the parks reopen.  Please join us next month for another Discover Virginia Beach event on November 10th. Our own Master Naturalist, Jody Ullman will guide us through the 1.65 mi soft trails at Stumpy Lake Natural Area

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Pearl Faith Workshop: Sacred Earth-Sacred Work

Sacred Earth – Sacred Work How are you called to care for God’s creation? for clergy and/or lay leaders featuring Robin van Tine, Ph.D. Professor of Biology, Human Ecology, Environmental Studies Join us to explore a cultural transition towards an Eco-centric worldview which promotes environmental sustainability with social and environmental justice for all. Saturday, November 10, 2018 8:30 – 3:00

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Discover Virginia Beach September Nature Hike

This September we will be exploring the southern part of our beautiful city! Join us on Saturday, September 29th 8:30am-10.30am for a nature hike on West Neck Creek Trail (2249 North Landing Road). West Neck Creek Natural Area is a wooded 217-acre site located across from the Municipal Center along North Landing Road. This 2 mile hike will be lead by a

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Discover Virginia Beach 2018 Photography Contest

Discover Virginia Beach 2018 Photography Contest Do you have a passion for digital photography? Virginia Beach Waterways are known for their beauty and the bounty of its wildlife. Enter the Discover Virginia Beach Photography Contest and share your beautiful photos with the world! Eligibility: Anyone can enter! The contest is open to both amateur and professional photographers.  Employees of Lynnhaven

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