Lynnhaven River NOW E-News
August 23, 2011

The Lynnhaven, Restoring a Legend 

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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

 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: 


Moving Beyond Fossil Fuels

September 24, 11:00 AM

Join the bike ride, Rollying Rally for Clean Energy.  Meet at the north end of the Ocenfront Boardwalk, 40th Street, at 11:00 and ride to the Fishing Pier, 17th Street.  Sponsored by 

For more information:







 Want to Be an Oyster Gardener?

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Lynnhaven River NOW will again be partnering to offer you an opportunity to become an oyster gardener, build a Taylor Float, and to turn in your one year old oysters. 
New Gardener Seminars:  
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 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.


New Teacher Oyster Gardener Workshop

By Oyster Reefkeepers of  Virginia

Saturday, October 15th 

Cost: $150

To register, email or 757-460-1200


Exciting Fall LRNow Events
Mark your Calendars Now 


Lynnhaven River NOW has many exciting events planned for the fall that you will not want to miss. Mark your calendars now for a fun and educational fall.


On September 10th, we will be at the Virginia Beach Master Gardeners Fall Gardening Festival at the Agriculture Research Center on Diamond Springs Road and on September 17th, we will be celebrating our book, The Lynnhaven, Restoring a Legend, at Books in the Park at Town Point Park in Norfolk.


On Wednesday, October 5th, we will be hosting our 3rd annual Candidates' Forum. This year, our co-sponsors are the Virginia Beach Council of Garden Clubs, the Princess Anne Garden Club and Cape Henry Collegiate School. The Forum will help us be prepared for the election of our State Delegates and Senators in November. Plan to come and find out where our representatives stand on the important environmental questions that will be coming in this year's legislative session.


Do you love the beautiful paintings and photographs in The Lynnhaven, Restoring a Legend? If you do, you will not want to miss our Lynnhaven River Art Show. It is being hosted by Runnymede Corporation in the Towne Pavilion Center II, 600 22nd Street. The opening reception for the Art Show is Thursday, October 6th, 5-7 PM. Copies of the book will be for sale and many of the artists and authors will be available to autograph your book. Get a jump on holiday shopping with this wonderful gift. The Art Show will be available for viewing October 6 through the end of December, 20ll.


Any runners out there?   Enjoy a 6K race and benefit Lynnhaven River NOW. The 2nd Annual Sunset 6 Race in Kings Grant is being planned for October 22nd. Registration information will be available soon.


Rounding out the fall is the biggest event of all, our first Fall Festival on November 5th, 11 AM - 5 PM. This family friendly event is free and open to the public and promises to be a fun filled day. There will be a Native Plant Sale and much, much more. Enjoy good local food, lots of activities for children and families and information on LRNow's programs and how you can get involved. We will be building rain barrels, learning about rain gardens and oyster gardening, auctioning beautifully painted rain barrels, autographing copies of our book and learning to Scoop the Poop. It will be an activity-packed day that you do not want to miss. That's November 5th at Virginia Beach Middle School, 600 25th Street.

Green Water
Photo by Robert Brown