Lynnhaven River NOW E-News
October 22, 2010

River Cleanup
Adam Thoroughgood House

November 6, 9-Noon


Join us for the last 2010 river cleanup at the Adam Thoroughgood House, 1636 Parish Road, on Saturday, Nov. 6th.  This is a land based cleanup and we will all be stopping by the LRNow Plant Sale and Fall Fest when we are finished!  (See article below.)  For more information, check our website, email or call our office at 757-962-5398.


Winter Berry--Available at the Plant Sale and Fall Fest, Nov 6th

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.

Climate Change Impacts and Potential for Wind Energy in Hampton Roads
Nov. 17, 5-7 p.m.
VA Air & Space Center, Hampton
Panelists: Dr. Harry Wang, VIMS; Dr. Douglas Dwoyer, HR Research Partnership; and George Hagerman, VA Tech Center for Energy and the Global Env.
Reception, 5:00-5:30.  Sponsored by the Pew Environmental Group.

Plastic Bags

Approximately 380 billion plastic bags are used in the United States every year.


Approximately 100 billion of the 380 billion are plastic shopping bags.


An estimated 12 million barrels of oil is required to make that many plastic bags.

 LRNow Bag

City Council Candidates Forum
October 25, 7-9 p.m., Cape Henry Collegiate School

Pre-forum Update on Pleasure House Point Property Aquisition, 6:30-6:50

In November, we will be electing six members of our eleven member

City Council.  On Monday, 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 moderator and our panel, Karen Forget, Scott Harper and Todd Solomon, will address questions to the candidates.  All fourteen candidates have committed to this forum.

Prior to the forum from 6:30-6:50, Lynda Frost, Trust for Public Land, Christy Everett, Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Barbara Duke, City of Virginia Beach, will update us on the progress of the aquisition of the Pleasure House Point property.

You don't want to miss this excellent opportunity to meet the candidates and hear their positions on key issues before the November elections. See you Monday.

Cape Henry Collegiate School is located at 1320 Mill Dam Road, Virginia Beach.  The Dreyfus Auditorium is on the right side as you face the building.  Enter the large doors and go to the second floor.

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 long and short sleeved tees, fleece vests, water bottles, oyster knives and more will be available.


Bake Sale with warm cider and hot chocolate and Acoustic Entertainment by Rick Kuhns, 1-2 p.m.   

Come and join us for a fun day!


Envision Transportation
Three Programs Planned 


The transportation future that we create together in Hampton Roads is about more than just getting from place to place.  It is about how we live and connect with one another.  Envision Transportation designed and supported by the Center for Civic Engagement is giving us opportunities to learn more about our options and be a part of a discussion about our transportation needs and vision.


All speakers are at the Advanced Technology Center, 1800 College Crescent, Virginia Beach, on the VB Campus of TCC.


October 28, 7-9 p.m. -- Michael Ronkin from Complete Streets and the Oregon Department of Transportation.  Creating safe and inviting road networks for everyone.  (


November 4, 7-9 p.m. -- Dan Burden on Community, Walkability and Livability



November 15, 7-9 p.m. -- Amy Inman on Hampton Roads Transit Vision Plan, Part II



Please check on the Hampton Roads Center for Civic Engagement website ( for more information and the date and time of a discussion group convenient for you or to complete their survey.