Lynnhaven River NOW E-News
October 14, 2010

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

Community Events

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.

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!!

Buffer Plant Sale and Fall Fest
November 6th at the LRNow Office, 1608 Pleasure House Road

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Buffer Plant Sale featuring Beautyberry and Winterberry.  Locally grown native buffer plants.  Copies of our new LRNow Buffer Guide will be available and Master Gardeners will help you with your plant selection.

Rain Barrel Workshop make your own rainbarrel that day. Pre-registration for the workshop is required.  Register at

Rain Barrels and Composters for sale.  See the new enclosed tumbling composters from Mike's Rain Barrels.

LRNow tees, fleece vests, water bottles, oyster knives and more will be available.

Bake Sale with warm cider and hot chocolate.

Acoustic Entertainment by Rick Kuhns, 1-2 p.m.

Come and join us for a fun day!