Lynnhaven River NOW E-News
November 2, 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

Teacher Training for Early Childhood Educators
February 17, 2011, 4-8 pm 

This exciting new workshop will provide Early Childhood educators training with Project Learning Tree's new curriculum guide, Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood.  Participants will receive the curriculum guide and a CD, along with hands on experiences and sensory learning opportunities to take back into the classroom.  This curriculum guide has been developed for children ages 3 to 6. 


The workshop will be held at Virginia Beach's Agriculture Building.  Building 14 in the Municipal Center.  There is no fee, but spaces are limited.  Dinner will be provided.


To register, contact Kathleen Hickman, 757-385-8589 or

Community Events

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.

Buffer Plant Sale and Rain Barrel Workshop
This Saturday, Nov. 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!


Bay TMDL Comment Period Ending Soon

Deadline Monday, November 8th


It's "public comment" time for EPA's pollution diet plan for the Chesapeake Bay (Bay TMDL) and Virginia's clean-up plan (VA Watershed Implementation Plan).  After 20 years of voluntary measures, it is time to get more serious about Bay cleanup.  The pulbic comment period ends on Monday, November 8, so send your comments to Governor McDonnell and EPA Director Jackson today. 


There is more information about the Bay TMDL and Virginia's WIP on the Chesapeake Bay Foundation website, and or  you can call the Hampton Roads office of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation at 757-622-1964. 

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.


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.

Special Thanks
Special thanks to Cape Henry Collegiate School, Joel Rubin, Todd and Kyra Solomon, Scott Harper and

all fourteen City Council Candidates for your participation in our City Council Candidates' Forum last week.

Great job everyone!

There may still be time to go to the polls and vote.