Calendars Still Available
Do you need a new 2011 calendar for your kitchen or your office? Our beautiful 2011 Lynnhaven River Calendars can be enjoyed everyday of this new year. You can get yours today by calling our office, 757-962-5398, or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
They are $15 each or $12 each when you order 10 or more. Friends and family who have moved from the area will especially enjoy the beautiful photographs of the Lynnhaven River and our flora and fauna. This year's calendar features beautiful photos of the Lynnhaven River and quotes by local authors from our soon to be released book, The Lynnhaven
|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 KHickman@vbgov.com.
Renew or Become a New Member Today
Start 2011 by renewing your membership, making a donation or becoming a new member. All donations and memberships are tax deductible and go to work for you right here in Virginia Beach restoring and protecting the Lynnhaven River.
To make an online donation go to our website, www.LRNow.org, click on the button "Donate Now" or "Become a Member" or contact our office for a membership packet, 757-962-5398 or email@example.com. Thank you for being a member of the Lynnhaven River NOW Team!
Land Based, January 8th
We will be going back to the wooded land along the Lynnhaven at the corner of Lynnhaven Parkway and Potters Road for a land based cleanup this Saturday, January 8th.
We had a well attended cleanup here about a year ago that made a big diffrence in that part of London Bridge Creek.
We hope you can come out and help from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 8th and work off a little of those Christmas goodies. If we have a good sized group and the weather is cold, we may be able to complete our work in two hours instead of three.
For more information or to register, contact our office at 757-962-5398 or Chase@lynnhaven2007.com or contact Whit Peace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Winter Wildlife Festival|
Would you like to know more about the Snow Geese who visit us in the
winter? Maybe you are more interested in Whale Watching or owls in First Landing State Park. There is something for everyone at the Winter Wildlife Festival. It will be an action packed weekend with something to interest all wildfile lovers.
For more information on the wide variety of programs and how to register, visit the City's website at www.vbgov.com/winterwildlife
or call 757-385-4461.
|Rain Barrel Workshop|
Make your own rain barrel and help reduce stormwater run off. Excess nutrient run off is a serious water quality problem. It leads to algae which clouds the water and eventually leads to decreased levels of oxygen and possible toxins from algal blooms. A rain barrel is one way to reduce the amount of run off entering the river though our storm water system. Rain barrels also provide homeowners with free non-chlorinated water to provide healthy irrigation to house plants and gardens.
You will leave this workshop with a completed rain barrel and simple installation instructions.
Cost is $65
Saturday, January 29, 10 am-12 pm
To register go to vbgov.com/winterwildlife
. This workshop is being offered as part
of the Winter Wildlife Festival.
|Oyster Shell Collection|
New Public Drop Off Location
Saving our oyster and clam shells to be used for reef restoration is a great way that you can help to rebuild the oyster population in the Lynnhaven River.
Two locations are available for you to drop off your shells:
The east parking lot of the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center on General Booth Boulevard and now, in the Bayside area, the public drop off is in front of the Lynnhaven River NOW office at 1608 Pleasure House Road, Suite 108.
In addition, I hope you will thank the following restaurants for their participation in our shell collection program:
CP Shuckers on Pacific Avenue
CP Shuckers on Shore Drive
Seaside Raw Bar
We will also make arrangements to collect the shells from private events and fundraisers. Please call us in advance and we can provide baskets for the shells and pick them up after your event.
Happy New Year
from Lynnhaven River NOW