Together we are making a difference

Everything that Lynnhaven River NOW accomplished since 2002 is a result of the many valuable partnerships we have formed and the ways in which we have been engaged with our community, our city staff and leadership, and other organizations to collaboratively to reach our goals.

This list provides a glimpse into the vast network we have formed over the years.  We appreciate all of you and the ways we can work together.

ALL of our members, volunteers and supporters

  • Virginia Beach Faith Communities as part of our Pearl Faith Community Program
  • Virginia Beach Businesses as part of our Pearl Business Program
  • Over 5,000 Virginia Beach homes as  part of our Pearl Home Program
  • Over 100 Virginia Beach schools as part of our Pearl School Programs
  • The Virginia Beach Restaurants as part of our Shell Collection Program (S.O.S)
  • Garden Clubs and Civic Organizations as supporters of our various projects

LRNow is a member and active participant with the following organizations and committees.

State and Regional Collaborative Organizations:

Virginia Oyster Trail 

Virginia Green | DEQ

Virginia Conservation Network

Choose Clean Water Coalition

Hampton Roads Association for Environmental Education

Virginia Association for Environmental Education

Virginia Forever

Chesapeake Oyster Alliance

Local and Regional Committees and Boards:

Atlantic Avenue Association

Convention and Visitors Bureau

Friends of Live Oaks

Forest Conservation Study Group

Hampton Roads Planning District Commission: Committee

Hilltop Association

Keep it Beachy Clean

Norfolk Environmental Commission

RAC Green Committee

Virginia Coastal Alliance

Virginia Beach Green Ribbon Committee

Virginia Beach Hotel Association

Virginia Beach Restaurant Association

Virginia Beach Vision

Virginia Beach Vision and Downtown Norfolk Resiliency Committee

We have partnered with all of the following groups on various projects and initiatives:

Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuarine Project

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Back Bay Restoration Foundation

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Dollar Tree

Elizabeth River Project

Green Run Homeowners Association

Hampton Roads Planning District Commission HRGreen Programs

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Ocean Lakes Homeowners Association

Old Dominion University

Sierra Club

Southern Branch Nursery

US Army Corps of Engineers

VIBE District

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Virginia Beach Landscape Management

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation

Virginia Beach Public Works

Virginia Native Plant Society

Virginia Wesleyan University

Wetlands Watch

Wild Works of Whimsy


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

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

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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: 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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