Lynnhaven River NOW E-News
August 3, 2011

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




The Lynnhaven, Restoring a Legend 

Calendar Cover








Copies Available At:

LRNow Office, 1608 Pleasure House Road

Wild River Outfitters

Old Coast Guard Station Gift Shop

Runnymede Corporation

Lynnhaven Marine

Oyster Roundup, August 27, at First Landing, 64th Street 

Books in the Park, Town Point Park in Norfolk, Sept. 17


Scoop the Poop Stickers for your Black Trash Can 

Available in our Office


Scoop the Poop Sticker

Community Events

Paddle for the Bay

15th Annual Paddle for the Bay: Saturday, August 6th, 7:30-Noon at Sarah Constant Beach (Ocean View, Norfolk)

A wide variety of races will take palce including kayak, outrigger, surf ski, and paddle board competitions.  Please click here to register.  For more information contact Tanner with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation,


12th Annual Fall Gardening Festival

"Water, Water Everywhere, so Let's Take Care" 

Presented by Virginia Beach Master Gardeners

Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 AM - 3 PM

Free Admission

Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extention Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach. 

For more information,


Buy Fresh, Buy Local

Farm to Fork 

Sunday, Sept. 11, 3 - 6 PM 

A celebration of local food at the Hampton Roads Agriculture  Research & Extension Center, Diamond Springs Road.  For more information: 

Paddle Into History: 2011 Western Branch Kayak Tour
Sunday, August 21, 1:30-6:30 PM 
Paddle into History with LRNow and Wild River Outfitters on Sunday, August 21, for a trip into the waters of the ducking of Grace Sherwood, Virginia's only convicted witch.  A historian will accompany the trip as will skilled kayak guides.  Solo and tandem kayaks are furnished, but participants must be able to paddle.
kayakingThis trip will depart from Crab Creek.  Along the way, we will discuss the sites of the first church and courthouse, hear about the old riverside plantations, visit the site of the witch ducking, view the former ferry site and other points of interest.

Limited to 30 participants, advanced registration is required.  Cost is $50 per person, all paddling equipment provided. If you have your own boat, pfd, & paddle, you can join us for a $25 fee for solo kayaks and $35 fee for tandem kayaks.
Snacks and drinks will be provided at the Ferry Plantation House at take out.  After your paddling trip, you will be welcomed to the historic Ferry Plantation House for a complementary guided tour with costumed docents.  We will arrange for rides back to the launch site where your car will be.

Contact Wild River Outfitters to register: 757-431-8566.  Or for more information, contact LRNow at 757-962-5398 or



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 --FULL

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 Roundup:
Turn in your 1 year old oysters at First Landing State Park, 64th Street Boat Ramp
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.