Lynnhaven River NOW E-News
July 7, 2011
New Boat Pump Out Facility
City Marina 
A new 24 hour, free, self service boat pump out facility is up and running at the City Marina in Long Creek.  The average water depth at the Marina is 9 to 10 feet so all boaters should be able to use this new pump out facility with ease.  We appreciate the work of our City Public Works Department in purchasing and installing this new equipment. 
And thank you to all of our Lynnhaven River boaters for doing the right thing and pumping out your holding tank, using the dye tablets and having a lock on your deck mounted Y valve while you are in the river.  Together we are reducing bacteria in our river and protecting our health and the health of our shell fish. 
  No Discharge Zone Sign

Scoop the Poop Stickers for your Black Trash Can 

Available in our Office


Scoop the Poop Sticker

The Lynnhaven, Restoring a Legend
Our Book is Now Available 
Calendar CoverOur beautiful new book, The Lynnhaven--Restoring a Legend, premiered with great reviews at last week's Oyster Roast. 
This gorgeous hard cover coffee table book contains the reflections of forty different people through their essays, their photographs and their paintings.  Some are remembering their childhood experiences on the river and others reflect more current times.  All share the way the river has shaped and enriched their lives.  You will enjoy this book over and over.  You will want to have a copy for yourself and copies to give as gifts. 
Books are available in our office.   Please call us at 757-962-5398 or email for more information or to purchase your copy. 

Community Events


Back Bay Restoration Foundation's 2011 Photo Contest

A picture speaks a thousand words.  Let your camera show your support and appreciation for Back Bay by entering BBRF's first annual Photo Contest!

For more information, visit the BBRF website at 


Kayak Fishing and Marine Explorers Camp, Ages 8-11, July 11-15

Kayak Fishing Camp, Ages 11 and up, July 18-21

9am-4pm, Lynnhaven River Inlet

Kayak Fishing Camp offers fun, hands-on activities that will allow young anglers and marine biologists the chance to catch many species of marine organisms in the LynnhavenRiver and Chesapeake Bay.

More information and Questions?  Bob Carroll @ 804-721-8806 or email Bob at


Job Opportunity at LRNow 

Restoration Project Coordinator

Lynnhaven River NOW is excited to announce a new staff position, Restoration Project Coordinator.  This new position will give us the capacity to design and oversee construction of more and larger habitat restoration projects like oyster reefs,  wetlands, and living shorelines in the Lynnhaven River watershed.   We are looking for the right person to work with our dynamic staff and volunteers to move Lynnhaven River NOW into even more exciting ventures.  For more information about the position and the application process, please visit our website, or contact us at 757-962-5398. 

Summer Teacher Workshops

Summer 2011

Join one of our summer teacher workshops and add something fun to your summer that will benefit you throughout the next school year.  Open to all public and private school teachers.


Project WILD and WILD Aquatic Teacher Workshop

Wednesday, August 10th and Thursday, August 11th

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: FirstLandingStateParkTrailCenter

Cost: Free

To register, email or 757-962-5398


 Project WET Teacher WorkshopProject Wet Workshop

Thursday, August 18th

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: FirstLandingStateParkTrailCenter

Cost: Free

To register, email or 757-962-5398


Wetlands 101

Thursday, August 25th, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm and Friday, August 25th, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: FirstLandingStateParkTrailCenter

Cost: $20

To register, email or 757-962-5398


New Teacher Oyster Gardener Workshop

By Oyster Reefkeepers of Virginia

Saturday, October 15th 

Cost: $150

To register, email or 757-460-1200


For more information about our teacher workshops visit our website,   
Oyster Gardening
2011 Dates Set for New Gardener Seminars, Taylor Float Workshops and Roundups 
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Lynnhaven River NOW will again be partnering to offer you an opportunity to become an oyster gardener, to turn in your one year old Taylor Floatoysters to be placed on a conservation reef and to build a Taylor Float to house your baby oysters over the next year.
New Gardener Seminars:  
August 9th, 6:00-7:30, at VA Weslyan College
August 30th, 6:00-7:30, at the Great Neck Rescue Squad Building. 
Pre-registration is required and a donation to CBF of $30 is suggested to offset the program costs.  For more informaiton or to register contact CBF at 757-622-1964 or
Taylor Float Workshops:
at the LRNow office, 1608 Pleasure House Road, Suite 108 
August 4th, 6:00-7:30 and
August 25th, 6:00-7:30
The cost for all materials, dock lines and a small mesh bag is $75. 
Pre-registration is required.  For more information or to register contact LRNow at 757-962-5398 or
Oyster Roundups:
Turn in your 1 year old oysters at First Landing State Park, 64th Street Boat Ramp
July 23rd, 9:00-11:00
August 27th, 9:00-11:00. 
Please register with CBF, 757-622-1964 or in advance of the roundup to guarantee that you will be able to receive your new batch of seed oysters.  A $30 donation is suggested per 1,000 seed oysters to offset program costs.

Rain Barrel Workshop

August 8th, 6:30-8:00, Register Today!


A rain barrel is an easy way to reduce stormwater runoff from your property and make the water available for irrigating your garden.

Sign up for our summer workshop to construct your own rain barrel to take home with you that day. 

This workshop is offered by LRNow in partnership with Mike's Rain Barrels.


Rain Barrel

Date: August 8, 2011


Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

Location:  LRNow Office at 1608 Pleasure House Road, Suite 108

Cost: $60 and includes all materials and use of tools


Space is limited.  Dress for outdoors in work clothes for hands-on activities.


Advanced registration, including payment, is required.  For registration information, call 757-962-5398 or email