Lynnhaven River NOW E-News
August 17, 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
River Cleanup
September 18, 9 - Noon 
Mark your calendar now for our next Lynnhaven River clean up on September 18th.  The lucky location will be determined soon. 
Community Events
The Legendary Lynnhaven Oyster Exhibit opens at the Old Coast Guard Station at the Boardwalk and 24th Street on September 8th.
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.
E-Cycling at the Aquarium, September 18th 
This is a great opportunity to recycle any unused electronics in your home or office.  For more details, check the Aquarium website.
storm drain marker 
Only Rain Down the Drain --
Keeping our Stormwater Free of Pollutants Helps Keep our River Clean
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.
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! 

wetlandCitizen Wetland Workshop
Saturday, September 25, 9 AM - 2PM

Do you want to know more about your Lynnhaven River shoreline?  Come to this workshop and learn more about the functions and value of wetlands as well as the regulations that protect our wetlands from development.  This workshop is appropriate for anyone with an interest in our Lynnhaven River shorelines. To register, contact LRNow at  There is no charge and lunch will be provided. 
Sunset Six 6K Race to Benefit LRNow's Education Programs
October 23, 6 PM, Little Neck
Ready, set, mark your calendars.  The "Sunset Six" is Hampton Roads first 6K night run.  Beginning and ending at the Little Neck Swim & Racquet Club, this competitive race, managed by Tidewater Striders, will benefit Lynnhaven River NOW's education programs.  The 6K race course will take runners on a journey through the Middle Plantation neighborhood on the banks of the Lynnhaven River.  The registration fee is $35 and entitles the participant to entry in the race, an event t-shirt, the chance to win door prizes, two free beers at the Race Social afterwards, and the warm, fuzzy feeling of knowing that you are benefiting our education programs. There is space for 350 registered runners.   Register today at
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

Only one space remaining! 

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.