Lynnhaven River NOW E-News
April 11, 2012 
10th Anniversary Seal
Lynnhaven River NOW
Celebrating our 10th year of working for a cleaner Lynnhaven River.

10th Anniversary Oyster Roast --

Celebrating 10 Years of Success
Saturday, April 21st 

4141 First Court Road, 12-3

 Oyster Baskets

Enjoy --

Lynnhaven Oysters

Oyster Stew

Barbecue and all the fixings

Chesapeake Ray

Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks


Art Auction 


More Perfect Jones band 

Oyster Shucking Contest

LRNow Merchandise including our book, The Lynnhaven, Restoring a Legend


Only a few tickets remain---get yours today! 

Call our office, 757-962-5398 or order online,


 Oyster Roast


I hope you have selected your favorite osprey nest on the Lynnhaven. 


Watch for the babies to be born in April! 


  Osprey Babies


Community Events


Hampton Roads Green Building Expo

April 18, 9AM-5PM

Virginia Beach Convention Center

This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Donna Wilgus at



Virginia Aqarium, Sensible Seafood Fest,

May 24, 6-9 PM 

Enjoy a fun and flavorful adults-only feast with friends and foodies at the Virginia Aquarium.  Sample foods from Sensible Seafood Restaurant partners and learn about regional efforts focused on restoration, sustainability, and environmental stewardship.

Buy tickets online at or call 757-385-0300




















The Art of Saving a River
   oyster necklace

                    Art Auction at the Oyster Roast, April 21st   


Rain Barrel Workshop
Thursday, May 10th, 6-8 P.M. 
Rain BarrelMalibu Elementary School Cafeteria, 3632 Edinburgh
Cost - $60  (includes all supplies and equipment)
A rain barrel is an easy way to reduce stormwater runoff from your property and make the water available for irrigating your garden.  In this workshop, you will be constructing a rain barrel that you can take home with you. 
Offered in conjunction with Mike's Rain Barrels.
To register, contact or 757-962-5398.
For more information on rain barrels see

New LRNow Bike Tour

Saturday, May 19th, 10 AM-2 PM

Dust off your bicycle, pump up your tires and get ready for our next LRNow A Ride to the River Bicycle Tour on Saturday, May 19th.  We will leave from the new First Landing Visitors Center, use the great new bike lane on Shore Drive and return to the Visitor's Center on the bike trail through First Landing State Park from the 64th Street entrance.  There will be many opportunities to enjoy the flora and fauna of our watershed and views of the river. 

A box lunch and drinks will be provided and we will have a short talk on oyster restoration in the Lynnhaven during our lunch break.  The total length of the trip will be approximately 14 miles and our pace will be casual for all levels of riders, including families.  Cost of the tour is $15 and covers your lunch and drinks.  There is an additional $5 per car charge to enter the park.  Ride your bike into the park and there is no fee.


To register for the bike tour, please contact our office, or 757-962-5398.  Helmets are required.


This event is co-sponsored by the Tidewater Bicycle Association.

           Oyster Roast 3      History Day Bike Tour

River Cleanup

April 28, 9-Noon 

Mark your calendars now for the next river cleanup on Saturday, April 28th.  We will be part of the Great American Cleanup that day at locations throughout Virginia Beach!

We will be returning to the stretch of London Bridge Creek from the bridge on Lynnhaven Parkway to the Old Moose Lodge Building.  This is a highly developed area near Lynnhaven Mall.  There will be both land based and water based operations this day and lots of opportunities for volunteers to get involved.

For more information or to register for this cleanup, contact or or call our office, 757-962-5398. 

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Pearl Homes

Get Your Flag Today 

The number of Pearl homes keeps growing.  Since we launched the program in November, we have enrolled 484 Pearl Homes.

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,  Thank you to everyone who is already proudly flying the Pearl Home flag!
We will be putting out information soon about a special workshop in June for our Pearl Homes.

Pearl School Applications

Due May 9th

Teachers, make sure you are starting to put together your Pearl School Award applications.  The final deadline for Pearl School Award applications is May 9th at 5 PM.  When you return from Spring Break, this will be less than a month away.  Turn it in early if you have it completed.  We already have two applications in the office.  Good job Corporate Landing Elementary and Landstown High School!  Visit our website for more information and forms for the Pearl School Award.



Look for LRNow at the Earth Day Celebration at Mt. Trashmore Park on Sunday, April 22nd