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January 7, 2022
LRNow 20th Anniversary Celebration

When Lynnhaven River NOW was formed in 2002 to bring back the famed Lynnhaven oyster to Virginia Beach dinner tables, only one percent of the polluted river was open to shell fishing.

This year, Lynnhaven River NOW is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Almost 50 percent of the river is safe for harvesting oysters and LRNow has transitioned to preserving not only the Lynnhaven but also all Virginia Beach waterways.     

In honor of its 20th anniversary, LRNow has developed a special seal that will be added to correspondence, flyers, social media posts and other communication pieces. 

They are also sponsoring a contest for artists and others to come up with a design for a commemorative anniversary tee shirt. The winning shirt will be sold at LRNow’s oyster roast on April 23rd and throughout the year. The oyster roast itself also will be a grand celebration of the 20th anniversary. 

LRNow will feature highlights on Facebook, Instagram and in its newsletter of the group’s environmental work over the past two decades. Every month, the history and successes of each of LRNow‘s programs areas will be presented. 

LRNow is asking members of the public to email morgan@lrnow.org their memories and photos of the river and its oysters to be included in our posts. 

 

We look forward to celebrating with you all year!

For more information on the tee shirt contest and on the anniversary in general, contact, Morgan Schmidtendorff at morgan@lrnow.org

 

 

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