Lynnhaven River NOW E-News
December 16, 2011 

The Art of Saving a River

Last Chance to see the Lynnhaven River Art Show and buy Original Works by Local Artists

Chuck Guthrie, Great EgretThe beautiful show, The Art of Saving a River, will close at noon on Wednesday, December 21st.  Only a few weeks remain for you to see the beautiful original paintings, photography and sculpture inspired by the Lynnhaven River. There are some wonderful opportunities for a very special holiday gift. 
 Towne Pavilion Center II
600 22nd Street -- 1st Floor
 Weekdays: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Enter our drawing to win a copy of our book, The Lynnhaven, Restoring a Legend
Drawings will be held on
Dec 16th and Dec 20th

Pearl Home

Get Your Flag Today 

Pearl Home FlagDo you "scoop the poop" and use reusable grocery bags?  Have you reduced your lawn and planted natives?  Are you an oyster gardener?  Or have you installed a rain barrel?  You may already qualify to be a Pearl Home.  
Be the first person on your block to fly a Pearl Home flag.  You can pick up an application at our office or check it out on our website,  In the first month of this program, we already have 196 Pearl Homes.  You can help us go over 200.   Thank you to everyone who is already proudly flying the Pearl Home flag!
Visit the Art Show, enter the raffle and you may win a copy of our book.  Drawings on Dec 16th and Dec 21st.


























































Calendar Cover
We have the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list.
Our beautiful, hard cover, coffee table book of essays, photographs and paintings inspired by the Lynnhaven River. 
Book are available at our office at 1608 Pleasure House Road, Suite 108,
or at any of the following locations:
Old Beach Farm Market, Dec. 17th, 9 - Noon,19th Street and Cypress Avenue
Hardy's Jewelry
Runnymede Corporation
Wild River Outfitters
Old Coast Guard Station Gift Shop
Museum of Contemporary Art Gift Shop
Lynnhaven Marine
What a perfect hostess gift during this holiday season!
Here is just one little exerpt from the book to whet your appetite:
"It's been said that Lynnhavens are so good because they taste so salty.  The river mouth is near the Atlantic Ocean and more salt water reaches the river than other Chesapeake Bay oyster grounds.  But there is something intangible too.
The taste was best explained to me by one of the legendary oystermen on the river, the late Irvin Evans, who once told me that he had harvested and sold 100 bushels of the oysters in a single day in the 1950's.  Evans would say, "It's just like eating cheese and chalk.  You can tell the difference."
~ "Eating Lynnhaven Oysters Once Again" by Mary Reid Barrow

Other LRNow Gifts for the Holidays 

Tee Shirts, Fleece Vests and a Lot More

Looking for the perfect holiday gift?  LRNow tee shirts, fleece vests and other merchandise may be exactly what you are looking for. 

We have:

long and short sleeved tee shirts in several styles and colors for men and women

fleece vests for men and women

navy blue and yellow rain jackets

LRNow caps

Oyster knives

Water bottles

Rain Barrels and Tumbling Composters


You may also want to consider a gift membership for someone special on your list. 


Stop by our office any weekday from 9 to 5 or call for availability beyond those hours.   

Happy Holidays 

Rain BarrelRain Barrellong sleeved tee shirt  LRNow hat

January Events
Mark Your Calendar Now 
Wetlands 101 Course for Teachers
January 14, 8:30-2:00
Would you like to know more about why wetlands are so fascinating and important and how you can bring this exciting topic into your classroom?  This is the workshop for you.  January 14th, 8:30-2:00 at the new First Landing State Park Trail Center.  Cost is $20 and you will leave with a wealth of curriculum ideas and a copy of the curriculum guide WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands.  For more information or to register, please contact our office at 757-962-5398 or

Virginia Flower and Garden Expo
January 20 - 22; Friday and Saturday 10 am - 7 pm, Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

Virginia Beach Convention Center

The 2012 Virginia Flower & Garden Expo returns to the Virginia Beach Convention Center January 20-22, in the Commonwealth's most comprehensive event of its type. Produced by the Virginia Horticultural Foundation, the Expo promotes horticultural education and experience for everyone from professionals to the weekend enthusiast. This year's theme is "Creating the Beautiful Tomorrow."   For more information go to


Flying Wild Workshop for Teachers and Informal Educators

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 6 - 9 pm

Princess Anne Recreation Center, 1400 Nimmo Parkway, Virginia Beach

Presented by Lynnhaven River NOW & Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation as part of the Winter Wildlife Festival

Celebrate birds with Flying WILD, a conservation education guide featuring interdisciplinary hands-on classroom activities along with information for engaging students in a school-wide bird festival. Key concepts include migration, adaptation, importance of habitat and bird conservation efforts. Designed originally for middle school teachers and students, the guide contains activities suitable for all grade levels. All participants will receive a copy of the Flying WILD Activity Guide and supplementary materials on Virginia birds. For more information, please call Helen Kuhns at 757-962-5398. Registration is required. To register, visit Seats are limited.

Winter Wildlife Festival

January 27 - 29, 2012

Princess Anne Recreation Center, 1400 Nimmo Parkway, Virginia Beach

Free and Open to the Public (with a fee and/or registration required for certain sessions.)


CBF VoiCeS Course 
Begins January 11
This 8-week course teaches participants how to become active stewards of the Bay and connects them with local efforts to improve water quality.  The class meets Wednesday evenings, from 6:00-9:00 from January 11 through February 29 at the Hampton Public Library on Victoria Blvd.  For more information or to register, contact Tanner Council at 757-622-1964 or