Lynnhaven River NOW E-News
April 11, 2011
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River Cleanup
April 30th

9 am to Noon 

This cleanup is covering a stretch of the river starting at the Hutton Circle Canoe & Kayak Launch and extending south through the Lynnhaven corporate center and Mall area, down through the neighborhoods and past the Bow Creek Golf course to where the river crosses Lynnhaven Parkway again.  There will be multiple canoe and kayak launches and land based cleanup opportunities.

For more information go to

or email Whit at We can use everyone's help at this important Earth Day River Cleanup.

Our next cleanup after this will be Clean the Bay Day, June 4th.   

Rain Barrel Workshop
Our Rainbarrel workshop on April 14th at Thoroughgood Elementary School is filled.  Please contact us if your school, church or civic group would like to host a rain barrel workshop.  Rain Barrel 
Rain barrels help keep water out of the stormwater system and make it available for your use to irrigate, wash your car and other outdoor uses.

9th Annual LRNow Oyster Roast

 Saturday, April 16th

Noon - 3 p.m.

4141 First Court Road (Enter Bayville Golf Club)


Lynnhaven Oysters

Barbeque Buffet, Oyster Stew & Chesapeake Ray

Beer, Wine and Soda


Premiere of our New Book,

The Lynnhaven, Restoring a Legend


Enjoy More Perfect Jones Blue Grass Music

Compete in our Oyster Shucking Contest

Be One of the First to See our New Book!


Visit with your friends, enjoy some good food and toast our success in restoring the

Lynnhaven River.


Tickets are $50 each and are available by calling our office, 757-962-5398, or on our website,

All proceeds benefit Lynnhaven River Now and help us continue our work. Oyster Roast 2010 

Community Events

Virginia Beach House & Garden Tour
April 20th, Birdneck Point..."Water, Water, Everywhere"
Full tour tickets are $25 if purchased prior to tour day and $30 on tour day.  Tickets include admission to five private homes and six Historic Homes.  A full tour ticket is required in order to purchase the scenic Linkhorn Bay cruise.   For questions about tickets, please contact Frances Padden at or call (757) 482-6692.
Reservations are required for the boat tour and space is limited.  For reservations, contact Ginny Costenbader at

Dirty Business, Wed., April 20, 7:15 pm

NARO, Colley Avenue, Norfolk

Dirty Business, a film about the coal industry, followed by a guided discussion.  Find out more about the coal industry and the proposed coal power plant in Surry County.  Tickets are $5 and are purchased at the door.


Environmental Symposium and Expo

Virginia Beach Convention Center

April 21st, Noon - 8 p.m.

12:00-1:15 -- Keynote and Luncheon, Robert Mitchell, CEO of Trans-Elect Development Company, LLC

1:30-4:15 -- Concurrent Workshops on a variety of topics

4:00-8:00 -- Green Expo

Luncheon & Workshops -- $55 --please register by April 14th

Expo-- Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Inside Business and Green Jobs Alliance

For more information:


Native Plant Society Plant Sale

May 6 & 7, 9 am - 5 pm, Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk


Virginia Aquarium Sensible Seafood Fest 2011 

Thursday, May 26th, 6-9 pm

Sponsored by Farm Fresh

Sample delicious sustainable, local food, plus beer and wine.

Learn about regional environmental initiatives.

Ticket prices: Members - $35, Non-members - $40

For tickets and information call 385-0262 or 385-0272 or purchase tickets online at  Guests must be 21 or older.