Lynnhaven River NOW E-News
September 3, 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 Day.  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
LRNow encourages your neighborhood or business to consider adopting the waterway area closest to you.
Contact us for information. 
Historic Oyster Harves
Virginia Rivers Gallery

Join us at Nauticus on Wednesday, October 7th at 12 noon for the dedication of the new Virginia Rivers Gallery.  The gallery features a special exhibit that interprets the history of the Lynnhaven River oyster fishery and current restoration efforts.  RSVP to Andrew Larkin at 757-627-3823 ext 36 or

Lynnhaven Oyster Gardeners
 Thank You

We want to express our appreciation to all the Lynnhaven Oyster Gardeners, both new and experienced, who have participated in our oyster roundups, new gardener workshops and taylor float workshops this summer.  Our numbers grow every summer and so does our oyster population.
Thank you!
Delegates Forum
September 23, 7:00-9:00 PM
Cape Henry Collegiate, Dreyfus Auditorium
1320 Mill Dam Road
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.

There will also be time at the Forum for questions from our members.  Send your questions today to Karen at  What would you like to ask our Delegate Candidates?

Pre-registration is not required.
See you there.
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, Convention Center
             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, Convention Center
             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.
More Opportunities to Voice your Opinions
Community Summit and HRT Public Meetings

Community Summit on proposed City Projects including new Open Space purchases.  Convention Center, October 5th from 6:00-8:30 pm.

HRT will hold two public meetings regarding Light Rail for Virginia Beach.
September 9th from 6:00-8:00 pm at Princess Anne High School and
September 10th from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Convention Center

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 available on our website.  Check it out and decide how you can get involved, LRNowCommittees.