Lynnhaven River NOW E-News
August 20, 2009
Hutton Circle Cleanup
September  19, 9-Noon
 
The Hutton Circle area of London Bridge Creek is the official Adopt-A-Waterway location of LRNow.  Our next cleanup at this location is planned for Sat. Sept. 19th, International Coastal Cleanup Cay.  We will begin at 9:00 AM and be finished by noon.  Much of the work is done from the water, so a canoe or kayak is required.  For more information, contact Karen at 757-962-5398 or kforget@lynnhaven2007.com.
 
LRNow encourages your neighborhood or business to consider adopting the waterway area closest to you.
Contact us for information. 
Photo Contest Voting Open
Pick Your Favorites on our Website

Much thanks for everyone who entered your wonderful photos in our 3rd Annual Photography Contest.  Our panel of judges has met and chosen the finalists in both our youth and adult divisions.  Now it is your time to make choices.  I know it will be difficult to choose just one, but please try to choose your favorite in the Adult Division and your favorite in the Youth Division.  We will leave the voting open through August, 2009.

Follow this link to the photography contest on our website:
 
Thanks for participating!

Scoop the Poop
Want to get more invovled?
 Lynnhaven River NOW has a system of eight committees each focused on a different aspect of our work.  Committee work is the best way to get more involved and help to make a difference in restoring and protecting the Lynnhaven River.  Information on our Committees is avaialbable on our website.  Check it out and decide how you can get involved,
 
 
Delegates Forum
September 23, 7:00-9:00 PM
Cape Henry Collegiate, Dreyfus Auditorium
1320 Mill Dam Road
 
vote
In November, we will be selecting new Delegates to represent our watershed and our neighborhoods in the Virginia General Assembly.  On September 23rd, you will have the opportunity to hear all six candidates answer questions regarding the important environmental issues and challenges facing our community and our state.  Do not miss this opportunity to be an informed voter.  All six candidates have committed to this forum: Bob Purkey and Peter Schmidt, Joe Bouchard and Chris Stolle, and Bob Mathieson and Ron Villaneuva. 

Our distinguished panelists asking the tough questions will be Don Luzzatto Editorial Page Editor for the Virginian Pilot, Ann Jennings, Virginia Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and Marina Phillips, Environmental Attorney for Kaufman and Canoles.

Pre-registration is not required.
See you there.
 
 
Three More Opportunities to Become an Oyster Gardener
Taylor Float
It only takes about an hour each month and you can make an important contribution to oyster restoration in the Lynnhaven River.  Come to one of the summer workshops to build your Taylor Float and then sign up for an for Oyster Gardener Seminar to get all the information and your baby seed oysters.  More details are available on our website, 
 
Taylor Float Workshop, LRNow Office, 6:00-7:30 PM, August 27th.  To register, contact 757-962-5398 or lauriesorabella@lynnhaven2007.com 
 
Oyster Gardeners Workshop, 6:00-7:30 PM, September 1st, Great Neck Rescue Squad Building. To register, contact 757-622-1964 or
Round-up for Current Oyster Gardeners:
First Landing State Park, 64th Street, Narrows
August 22nd, 9:00-11:00 AM
Register at 757-622-1964 or hamptonroads@cbf.org to get your new seed oysters. 
 
If you cannot make it to the Taylor Float workshop, floats with accessories are available for sale from Lynnhaven River NOW's office for $100.  Contact us at 757-962-5398 or Laura at lbaity@lynnhaven2007.com to purchase a float.
Sustainable Design Assessment Team Visit
September  14 and 16
 
Virginia Beach was chosen by the American Institute of Architects to be one of ten cities to participate in their Communities by Design program for 2009.   The AIA has put together a team of experts from across the country to provide guidance to us on planning for a more sustainable future---economic, physical, social and environmental sustainablility.  Our entire team will be here during the third week of September.  During their visit, there will be two exciting opportunities for citizens to get involved. 
             Monday, Sept. 14, 6:30-8:00, Location TBD 
             Town Hall Meeting to gather ideas from the public.  What is your
              vision of the future Virginia Beach? 
 
             Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6:30-8:00, Location TBD
             The team will be reporting the highlights of their report to the City. 
              What advice do they have for us?  Where do they see Virginia
              Beach in 10 years, 20 years, 50 year?  What are the first steps?
 
Mark your calendars now and try to come both evenings.  It promises to be very interesting.