Rain Barrels

Rain Barrels

Get your very own LRN Rain Barrels!

Rain Barrels are a great way to reduce stormwater runoff from your property and utilize the rain water for your flowers, shrubs, trees, lawns, indoor plants or koi ponds. You can also use the water to wash your car or pet, rinse your feet, tools, or muddy/sandy boots or sandals.

Stormwater runoff, and the bacteria, toxins and sediments that it picks up and carries, is the number one source of pollution in the Lynnhaven River.

A rain barrel is easy to install on your downspout. It will have a spigot on the front for a watering can and/or a soaker hose and an overflow spout at the top. The intake at the top is screened to prevent mosquito infestation. You can install a single barrel or connect multiple barrels.

You can order a rain barrel from Lynnhaven River NOW:

A complete 50 gallon green Ivy barrel (pre-ordered) and picked up from our office — $95.00.
Home delivery and installation* — $40.00 extra
12″ wooden platform (single barrel) — $35.00 extra
24″ wooden platform (double barrel) — $65.00 extra
Connection kit to link multiple barrels together — $10.00 extra per kit 
Ivy Barrel

Ivy Barrel

A complete 65 gallon black Moby barrel (pre-ordered) and picked up from our office — $175.00.
Home delivery and installation* — $40.00 extra
12″ wooden platform (single barrel) — $35.00 extra
24″ wooden platform (double barrel) — $65.00 extra
Connection kit to link multiple barrels together — $10.00 extra per kit
Moby Barrel

Moby Barrel

 
*Basic installation includes: leveling the location (any shrub removal extra fees apply), modifying existing downspout, cleanup of location and installation of platforms extra fees apply.
 
The Moby is different from the Ivy in a few ways. It is manufactured from a much denser  material and is substantially heavier than the Ivy. It also offers 15 gallons more storage capacity and the spigot is solid brass.
 
125 Gallon Rain Barrel through the Pearl Home Sustainable Yard Program  (professionally installed) 
 

To place an order, call our office at 757-962-5398 or e-mail Office@lrnow.org

Thank you for helping protect and restore our waterways.

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!

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