Lynnhaven River NOW E-News
April 28, 2010

Clean Up This


May 1, 9-Noon

Birdneck Canoe/Kayak Launch

Join us Saturday morning at the

Birdneck Canoe and Kayak Launch Site (end of Old Virginia Beach Road). Space in a canoe or kayak is needed for this cleanup.  Dress comfortably, bring gloves and LRNow will provide

bags and crab nets.


Contact Whit Peace at  757-613-2828 or  for more information or to register for

this cleanup.  Extra boat space may

be available.  Thank you for your

help with this cleanup.  Our cleanup

efforts this spring have made a big


Rain Barrel Workshop
Sunday, May 23, 2:30-4:30 PM
Rain Barrel
 Cost is $60 (covers the cost of the barrel and all supplies)
Workshop limited to the first 15 people.
A rain barrel is an easy way to reduce stormwater runoff from your property and make the water available for irrigating your garden.
In this workshop, you will be constructing a rain barrel that you can take home with you.
To register, contact Helen Kuhns at or 757-962-5398.
Offered in partnership with Mike's Rain Barrels.
Earth Day Celebration 
Sunday, May 2, 11:00 am - 5 pm
Mount Trashmore Park
Join LRNow at Mt Trashmore Park

on Sunday for the Earth Day

celebration.  There will be e-cycling

for your old computers and other

electronics, live music, a

bicycling activity and much more.

LRNow will be there too.

See you Sunday.


Thank You for Your Support of our
Oyster Roast
We had a great day on the LynnhavenRiver.  Despite the showers in the morning and the cool breezes, we had a wonderful celebration on Saturday.  The oysters were succulent and the delicious stew and barbecue topped it off.  More Perfect Jones kept us entertained and happy.  Thanks to all of you who helped to make our 8th Annual Oyster Roast a success!


A special thank you to our Corporate Sponsors:


                Towne Bank

                Runnymede Corporation

                Harry and Calvert Lester

                Bob and Eleanor Stanton

                71st Street Anglers

                Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate

                Papco, Inc.

                Lynnhaven Oyster Company

                Commonwealth Financial Partners, LC


And much appreciation to the artists and others who contributed to our Silent Auction:

                Albert "Buck Doughty - HogIsland Creations

                City of Virginia Beach

                Carolyn Osmond

                Cathy Jo Ramsay-Glass Imaginings

                Chuck Guthrie

                Janice Gates

                Lesley Hildreth

                Mandy Oram Smith - Wildflower Jewelry

                Mannino's Italian Bistro

                Matthew Fine

                Michael Minor - Mike's Rain Barrels

                Penny Brown

                Robert Guess

                Robert Holman - Holman's Photography Studio


We hope you had a good time at the Oyster Roast and appreciate your support.   


All proceeds from the Oyster Roast support our work to restore and protect the LynnhavenRiver. 



Mark Your Calendar for Two Great Spring LRNow Events
Kayak Tour  from the Narrows, 64th Street, Saturday, May 8th
 9:00 AM- Noon and 2:00-5:00 PM (Two choices for tour)
 Leaving from the beach at the Narrows, 64th Street entrance to FirstLandingState Park, participants will be treated to the beauty of this section of the LynnhavenRiver.  Guides will talk about oyster restoration and we will be able to see an oyster reef as well as a thriving oyster aqua-culture business.  The tour will go into Crystal Lake where participants will learn more about the history of the river and the changes both natural and man-made that have occurred over time.  Kayaks and all needed equipment will be available for rent through Wild River Outfitters.  The registration fee with rental  equipment is $48 and the price if you have your own equipment is $25.  Please register with Andrea at Wild RiverOutfitters by calling 757-431-8566.  This event is co-sponsored by LRNow and Wild River Outfitters. 

Bayside History Day Bicycle Tour, Saturday, May 15, 10 am - 2 pm

This event was such a success last year that we are offering it again.  Enjoy a leisurely seven mile bicycle ride and tour four historic spots spanning two hundred years of Virginia Beach's early history.  Learn more about the prominence of the LynnhavenRiver in our history.  The tour group will visit the Pembroke Manor House, the OldDonationChurch, the Ferry Plantation House and the Lynnhaven House.  Views of the river will be enjoyed at Saw Pen Point Park.  Participants supply their own bicycles, helmets are required and lunch and drinks are provided.  Registration is $15 and this is a family friendly event.  To register, contact Karen at 757-962-5398 or  This event is being co-sponsored by LRNow, Tidewater Bicycle Association and Virginia BeachParks and Recreation.