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
McPhillips, Roberts and Deans
WPL Site Design
Tidewater Convenience, Inc.
Lynnhaven Oyster Company
Lynnhaven River Oyster Company
Ludford Brothers Oyster Company
Fred Lee's Elite Seats
Distinctive Event Rentals
More Perfect Jones
Bouquets By the Bay
And all of our Great Volunteers!
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: vbgov.com/parks
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 www.VirginiaAquarium.com or call 757-385-0300
|Rain Barrel Workshop |
Thursday, May 10th, 6-8 P.M.
Malibu 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-962-5398. Helmets are required.
This event is co-sponsored by the Tidewater Bicycle Association.
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
Get Your Flag Today
The number of Pearl homes keeps growing. Since we launched the program in November, we have enrolled 500 Pearl Homes.
Do 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, www.LRNow.org
. 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.