Lynnhaven River NOW E-News
August 3, 2010
Until October 15th, You Can Double Your Donation to LRNow
Your Donation Matched by Jack Johnson's Foundation, All At Once


The Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation, All At Once, will match all donations made toLynnhaven River NOW before October 15, 2010 up to a total of $2,500.  You can renew your membership or make a donation today and it will be doubled!  It doesn't get much better than that. 
Send a check today to our office at 1608 Pleasure House Road, Suite 108, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 and write "All At Once" on the memo line.  Or make a donation on our website,, and write "All At Once" in the special instructions, and it will be doubled.
For more information about the Johnson Ohana Charitable
Foundation and the All At Once campaign, visit their website at
Community Events
Farm to Feast Week, Aug 8-14
Enjoy Farm to Feast Week. Several restaurants are creating special menus that will showcase delicious produce and meats from local farms and sefood purveyors in the region.  Three course dinners will range from $20-$30.  Go to to see the special menus and reservation information.  Tell them you learned about it from Buy Fresh, Buy Local.
Why Not Wednesdays?
Looking for fresh delicious local produce?  Live Entertainment, Food & Drinks, and a Farmers Market every Wednesday 5-9 pm at Town Center, Sandler Center Outdoor Plaza.  Free and open to the public.
11th Annual Community Gardening Festival
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Free Admission, Free Parking, Open to the Public
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Centsible Gardening:
How to save money by creating edible landscapes and gifts from the garden; growing plants with multi-season interest; and performing plant propagation.
Managing Phragmites, A Free Workshop for Citizens
Tuesday, August 10, 6-9 PM
Renaissance Academy, 5100 Cleveland Street, VA Beach
Learn more about this invasive plant and what you can do as a homeowner to control it.  How did phragmites get here? How does it spread? How does it threaten wildlife?  And what you can do to control it. 
To register, contact Kevin Dubois at  This program is jointly sponsored by Department of Conservation and Recreation, City of Norfolk, City of Virginia Beach, Back Bay Restoration Foundation, Elizabeth River Project, Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Lynnhaven River NOW. 
Job Opportunity
At LRNow 
LRNow is looking for the right person to be our new Administrative and Communications Assistant.  Applications will be taken through August 18th.  Interviews will be conducted the week of August 23rd.  And we hope the new person can begin on September 1.  A complete job description with the application process is available on our website, Job Opportunity.  On our home page,, scroll to the bottom in "News and Events" to find the link. 
2010 Virginia Environmental Assembly
At Virginia Beach Convention Center, September 17-18
Learn from others across the state as we gather in September in Virginia Beach to talk about clean energy, healthy waters and green cities.  The Virginia Environmental Essembly is an annual meeting sponsored by the Virginia Conservation Network.  Your local environmental organization, LRNow, is a member of the Virginia Conservation Network and is happy to be one of the co-sponsors of the annual assembly in Virginia Beach in September.  We hope that many of you will sign up to attend.  For more detailed information or to register, please go to the Virginia Conservation Network website at  See you there! 
City Council Candidates Forum
Mark Your Calendar Now
October 25, 7-9 PM, Cape Henry Collegiate School
In November, we will be electing six members of our 11 member City Council.  On October 25th, Lynnhaven River NOW and the Shore Drive Community Coalition are co-sponsoring a Candidates' Forum at Cape Henry Collegiate School's Dreyfus Auditorium from 7:00-9:00 PM.  Joel Rubin will be our emcee and a panel will address questions to the candidates.  You will have an opportunity to submit questions in advance.  If you have a question that you would like to hear our City Council candidates address, please send it to kforget@lynnhaven2007.comThis will be an excellent opportunity for you to meet the candidates and hear their positions on key issues before the November elections.  You don't want to miss it.
Summer Oyster Workshops
There is still time to get started as an Oyster Gardener this Summer
A valuable way that you can help the Lynnhaven is to become an oyster gardener.  No previous gardening experience is needed and it only takes an hour or two a month to make an important contribution to restoring the Lynnhaven oyster.  More information on how you can become an Oyster Gardner is available on our website at  Here are the important dates for this summer. 


PHP PropertyNew Citizen Oyster Gardener Workshops:

August 31st, 6:00-7:30, GreatNeckRescueSquadBuilding


To house your oysters, you can build a Taylor Float at one of our workshops

Taylor Float Workshops:

August 26th, 6:00-7:30, LRNow Office, 1608 Pleasure House Road, Suite 108


If you are already an Oyster Gardener and need to turn in your one year old oysters and get new seed oysters, plan to come to one of the Roundups.

Roundups at the Narrows:

August 28th, 9:00-11:00, FirstLandingState Park, 64th Street Entrance.


Thank you for your time and commitment to the Lynnhaven through Oyster Gardening.  All oyster gardening projects in the Lynnhaven are a partnership among LRNow, Oyster Reefkeepers of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.


For more information.