Pearl Faith

PEARL FAITH

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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.
Simple Acts of Stewardship
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
  • 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.
  • 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.

Become a part of the Pearl Faith Community
Please take a moment to fill out the information by clicking: Pearl Faith Application 

To contact us for more information call our office at 757-962-5398 or email PearlFaith@lrnow.org
Be sure to update us with the list of activities you are working on and we will post photos of your progress on our social media.

With simple acts of stewardship-small changes can make a big difference.

Please join us in the Pearl Faith Community

Pearl Faith Members

Visit these Pearl Faith Community Members to see what exciting things they are doing to be good stewards of the Lynnhaven River!

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Episcopal

Bayside Christian Church, United Church of Christ

Church of Holy Family, Catholic

Community United Methodist Church, Methodist

Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists , Unitarian

Eastern Shore Chapel, Episcopal

First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, Presbyterian

Friends Meeting , Quaker

Lynnhaven Colony Congregation, United Church of Christ

Ohef Sholom Temple, Reform Jewish

Old Donation Episcopal Church, Episcopal

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Episcopal

You can download the Pearl Faith flyer here, or find more helpful resources here.

To become a member of our Pearl Faith Community contact Penny Moulis at Penny@lrnow.org , call our office at 757.962.5398

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EVENTS CALENDAR

June 2019

Bird Walk at Pleasure House Point

June 1, 2019
07:30 AM - 09:30 AM

**Canceled due to impending weather**Join us on Saturday, June 1 at 7:30-9:30am at Pleasure House Point, one of the major stopovers of migratory birds on the Atlantic Flyway, to take a walk through the property in search of birds. What better way to go bird watching than with an avid Audubon birder at this ideal location! Free of charge. Email office@lrnow.org or call 757-962-5398 to register

Discover VB: Osprey Survey with Reese Lukei and Robert Brown

June 5, 2019
09:00 AM



Discover Virginia Beach Osprey Survey with Reese Lukei and Robert Brown 9 a.m.

Wednesday, June 5
Narrows Parking lot at the end of 64th Street
First Landing State Park 
$7 admission per car
To register e-mail Terri Gorman, Terri@lrnow.org, or call  (757) 962-5398****only 10 spots available

You don’t need a boat to see these ospreys!  Bring your binoculars and take a walk along 64th Street from the Narrows at First Landing State Park and help survey the osprey population there.  Every year in June raptor expert Reese Lukei and Lynnhaven River Now member Robert Brown, who keeps almost daily tabs on the dozen or so nests in that vicinity, tally the active nests and their young.  This is a unique opportunity to learn about and see the many ospreys that nest the natural way in trees and snags, instead of out on the water on man-made platforms and navigational structures.   Lukei estimates that 10 percent of the osprey population on the Lynnhaven River nest in this area of the park.



Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes and insect repellent!

HOW YOU CAN HELP THE ENVIRONMENT

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You can help restore the legendary Lynnhaven. Get involved with Lynnhaven River NOW today,
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PEARL HOMES

PEARL HOMES are places where people care about our environment and want to do what they can to l 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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