Lynnhaven River NOW E-News
April 30, 2012 
10th Anniversary Seal
Lynnhaven River NOW
Celebrating our 10th year of working for a cleaner Lynnhaven River.

 Thank you to everyone who helped to make our

10th Annual Oyster Roast a Success!



Harry & Calvert Lester

Hap & Becky Chalmers

Bob & Elenor Stanton

71st Street Anglers

Runnymede Corp.

Breeden Corp.


McPhillips, Roberts and Deans

WPL Site Design

Tidewater Convenience, Inc.

DIA Inc.



Hoffman Beverages

Bite Catering

Lynnhaven Oyster Company

Lynnhaven River Oyster Company

Ludford Brothers Oyster Company

Fred Lee's Elite Seats

Linda Lexier

Distinctive Event Rentals

More Perfect Jones

Bouquets By the Bay

Total Wine

Cavalier Sportswear


And all of our Great Volunteers!


 Oyster Roast


Community Events


Cape Henry Collegiate School

Fisheries Habitat Restoration

Wednesday, May 2, 7 PM

Featuring: Walter I. Priest, NOAA Habitat Restoration Specialist

Free and Open to the Public, Dreyfus Auditorium at CHCS, 1320 Mill Dam Road, Virginia Beach


Stumpy Lake Community Day

Saturday, May 5, 2-5 PM

Join VB Parks & Rec for a Community Day at the Stumpy Lake Canoe/Kayak Launch.  Single and double kayaks will be available free of charge to paddle this beautiful 278-acre lake.  Also take the opportunity to explore the trail at Stumpy Lake Natural Area.  Located just after the causeway from Indian River Road.  For more information: 


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





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


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.  It is just a week 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.


Thanks to everyone who came out to help with the April 28th Cleanup on London Bridge Creek.

Next River Cleanup -- Saturday, May 12th

All are Welcome -- Watch for Details


Pearl Homes

Get Your Flag Today 

The number of Pearl homes keeps growing.  Since we launched the program in November, we have enrolled  500 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.

In the month of May, the female and young osprey can be seen in their nests on many of the buoys on the Lynnhaven River.  
Osprey Babies