Lynnhaven River NOW E-News
September 28, 2010
Street Party
Raising Funds to Protect PHP
October 9th, 1-5 PM
East End of Marlin Bay Drive
Make Your Point--A community event to raise funds and awareness about saving Pleasure House Point.  This is the largest undeveloped property on the Lynnhaven River and you can be a part of the legacy to preserve it.  Live entertainment, exhibits, merchandise, and more!  Time is short for saving this property from development so show up and MAKE YOUR POINT!  For more information, go to .
Community Events
Tonight at Virginia Wesleyan College, September 28, 7 PM
Forum: A Coal Plant in Hampton Roads?
Blocker Auditorium, featuring Joe Bouchard and Anna Jeng.  What are the potential impacts of the proposed ODEC coal plant on the communities of Hampton Roads?
Sensible Seafood Festival
A Celebration of Sustainable Food.
Sample delicious sustainable and local foods (seafood and more!) Thursday, September 30, 6-9 PM at the Virginia Aquarium.   Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased online at .  This event is co-sponsored by the Virginia Aquarium and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
National Aquarium Restoration Event, November 3-6
Come out and help restore the dunes at Little Creek and Dam Neck.  Dune plantings will take at Little Creek on Nov. 3 & 4 and at Dam Neck on Nov. 5 & 6.  Volunteers will help plant native dune grasses to restore habitat for local wildlife and protect the shoreline.  For more information or to register go to National Aquarium website,
Pre-registration is required.
VB Garden Club's Fall Flower Festival & Shopping Extravaganza VB Convention Center, Oct. 6, 10 AM-5PM
In addition to pansies and other nursery plants, 26 vendors will be selling their wares.  There will also be two booths selling items donated by Garden Club members.  All proceeds go to local community projects. For more information, go to
Bay TMDL & Watershed Implementation Plan
Public Hearing, October 7, 6-8 PM, Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel
The state released its first draft of the watershed implementation plan (WIP), and frankly, it's not good.  Too many "we'll consider" or "we'll explore" and not enough "we'll commit".  This document is supposed to prescribe how Virginia is going to reach the reduction targets set forth in the EPS's pollution diet (the Bay TMDL). Here is how you can get involved:
--Attend our local EPA public hearing on Thursday, October 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel, 700 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA. Voice your comments and concerns.  Let us know if you are interested in carpooling.
--Send a letter to Governor McDonnell and Administrator Lisa Jackson asking for a robust, resourced WIP that will deliver results.
If you are interested in reading the entire Watershed Implementation Plan, you can download it from the VA Department of Environmental Quality website,
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.
Seafood Festival
Benefits Lynnhaven River NOW
Lynnhaven Shellfish Company, October 16, 2-6 PM, Tickets are $25 in Advance; $30 at the Door 
LRNow, the Shellfish Company and Bubba's invite you to the 4th Annual Fall Fest!  Live entertainment, door prizes, roasted oysters, Carolina BBQ, steamed shrimp, beer and more!  Tickets are limited, so get them early!  Tickets are available at Bubba's, Shellfish Company and The Back Deck.  For more information, call 757-481-7512 or 757-481-3513. 
See you there!!
Sunset Six 6K Race to Benefit LRNow's Education Programs
October 23, 5 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 satisfaction of knowing that you are benefiting our education programs. There is space for 350 registered runners.   Register today at