With simple acts of stewardship-small changes can make a big difference. Please join us in the Pearl Faith Community
It takes a community to restore and protect our waterways. We know how blessed we are to live in this beautiful place. Water is a large part of our daily enjoyment, recreation, local food, and even our livelihoods. We all want to do our part to restore the health of our sacred waters and protect them for future generations to enjoy. One of Lynnhaven River NOW’s goals is to help people of faith recognize and fulfill their responsibility for the stewardship of these gifts. Take the pledge now and become part of the Pearl Faith Community. We will provide you with advice and assistance, help you with community resources, and inspire you with a beautiful banner for your sanctuary or meeting space.
All faiths are welcome, and it is free to become part of the Pearl Faith Community. All we ask is that within a year your congregation will complete the following:
Make a difference inside your buildings.
Examples include installing occupancy sensors, programmable thermostats, sealing ductwork, recycling at events, greening your coffee hour by purchasing reusable or biodegradable products.
LRNow can help conduct a Free energy audit
Make a difference outside your grounds.
Examples include replacing turf grass with mulched beds and native plants, reducing pesticides and fertilizer, resurfacing parking lot areas with permeable pavers, installing rain barrels and rain gardens to reduce storm water runoff.
LRNow can provide you with a Free 65-gallon rain barrel and assist with installation! ($300-$500 value)
Make a difference with an educational activity.
Examples include inviting Lynnhaven River NOW to give a presentation before or after services, host a Day of Service for the community and include area environmental organizations, host a lecture or film series on relevant topics, host educational activities for day school or Sunday school students.
Visit these Pearl Faith Community Members to see what exciting things they are doing to be good stewards of Virginia Beach Waterways!
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.