Lynnhaven River NOW E-News
January 5, 2011

2011 Calendars

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  
   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

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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

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,, click on the button "Donate Now" or "Become a Member" or contact our office for a membership packet, 757-962-5398 or      Thank you for being a member of the Lynnhaven River NOW Team!


River Cleanup
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 or contact Whit Peace at  

Winter Wildlife Festival
January 28-30 
    Would you like to know more about the Snow Geese who visit us in the
winter plants
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 or call 757-385-4461.

Rain Barrel Workshop
January 29th 
Rain Barrel   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  This workshop is being offered as part
          of the Winter Wildlife Festival.
      If you have questions, please call our office, 757-962-5398 or email Helen at

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.  SOS Poster
    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
     Dockside Restaurant
     Harpoon Larry's
     Lucky Oyster
     Seaside Raw Bar
     Steinhilber's Restaurant
  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