Lynnhaven River NOW
Celebrating our 10th year of working for a cleaner Lynnhaven River.
We are going to need 100 volunteers for the Fall Festival on October 13th. Watch for a special request going out the beginning of next week or contact Kris, Kris@LRNow.org. Thank you in advance for your help!
We are looking for a few special individuals to assist in our office in the mornings, 9-Noon. We need people with office and telephone experience and comfort handling standard office tasks on the computer. If you can commit to do one morning per week, that will be excellent and much appreciated. For more information or to apply, contact Karen, Karen@LRNow.org or 757-962-5398.
We need a talented individual interested in helping us make a good 30-second video promoting Lynnhaven River NOW's work.
If you can help with this project, contact Karen, Karen@LRNow.org or 757-962-5398
|Photo by Robert Brown|
6th Annual Shellfish Company Fall Fest, Sat, Oct. 20, 1-4 PM
Live entertainment, door prizes, roasted oysters, Carolina BBQ, steamed shrimp, beer and more.
Tickets are $25 in advance. Tickets are available at Bubba's, Shellfish Company and The Back Deck
Proceeds donated to Lynnhaven River NOW.
Annual Float Building Workshop
Sept 22, 10 AM - 2 PM
TOGA will be holding its annual Oyster Float Building Workshop at the Aquaculture Center, VIMS, at Gloucester Point. No experience necessary! Get hands-on experience building different types of oyster floats with Master Oyster Gardener supervision. Register by September 14th at www.oystergardener.org. Questions may be directed to Charles Yarbrough at Casprey@verizon.net or 757-814-3186 or Barbara Shelton at email@example.com or 804-385-6830.
Light Rail Now
We will be voting on a referrendum this fall that will allow our City Council to continue to explore extension of the light rail line across Virginia Beach. Speakers from Light Rail Now are available to talk to your ciivic organization, church or other group. To schedule a speaker, call 757-377-1850.
Say Yes to Light Rail yard signs are available in our office. Stop by and get yours. We also have
Light Rail clings for your office or car window.
Light Rail Rally Saturday, Sept 22, Noon to 2 PM at Salty C's, 3657 Shore Drive.
2nd Annual Central Business District Oyster Roast
November 3, Noon - 4 PM
Cityview on Bonney Road
Tickets can be purchased at www.cbda.net or by calling 757-490-7810 $35/person, children under 12 are free.
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Grand Opening Celebration
of Pleasure House Point
and LRNow Fall Festival
Saturday, October 13, 11 AM-4 PM
Celebrate the beautiful Pleasure House Point
Kayak Tours of Pleasure House Creek
Guided Nature Walks
Fun and educational booths
Native Plant Sale
Eco-friendly Craft Vendors
Farmers' Market and Seafood Market
Passport Activity and much more for Children
We hope to see you all there!
City of Virginia Beach Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Friday, October 12 at 11 AM
Rain Barrel Workshop
Tuesday, October 2, 6:30-7:30
Pembroke Meadows Elementary Cafeteria
820 Cathedral Drive
A rain barrel is an easy way to reduce stormwater run-off 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.
To register, contact Kris at kris@LRNow.org
or call 757-962-5398. Registration and payment required by September 26th. Limited to 15 participants.
Virginia Beach's First Sustainable
Virginia Beach will be hosting the first Hampton Roads Sustainable Living Expo at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on September 28th and 29th.
Come and learn more about sustainable practices throughout Hampton Roads and things that you can make apart of your business or home. A partnership between the City of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Beach City Public Schools is planning and hosting the Expo. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend.
There is still booth space available for both non-profits and commercial businesses that support sustainable practices.
To register for Friday's luncheon or for a booth, go to www.vbgov.com.
Volunteers are needed in a variety of capacities to help make the event run smoothly. You may be able to help out on Friday, September 28th, 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. or Saturday, September 29th, 10:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. If you are interested in volunteering at the Expo, please click here and register on the City's website.
See you there!
Mayoral and City Council Elections
Be an informed voter this fall. In November, we will be electing a Mayor, four City Council Members and voting on a referendum to continue to explore the idea of extending light rail into Virginia Beach.
Find out where the candidates stand on issues related to the environment and light rail.
Wednesday, October 17th, 7-9 PM
Cape Henry Collegiate School, Dreyfus Auditorium
Doors open at 6:30
Lynnhaven River NOW
Virginia Beach Council of Garden Clubs
Princess Anne Garden Club
Virginia Beach Garden Club
Back Bay Restoration Foundation
Shore Drive Community Coalition
Pre-registration is not required. For more information go to www.LRNow.org or contact Karen@LRNow.org or call 757-962-5398
'Fall on the Lynnhaven' Bike Tour
Saturday, October 27th, 9:45 AM -1:00 PM
Come enjoy the cool breeze off of the Lynnhaven River as we explore by bicycle Chicks Beach, Church Point and Pleasure House Point. The total length of the ride will be approximately 9 miles and our pace will be casual for all levels of riders, including families.
Our beginning and ending point is Bayville Park at the corner of Shore Drive and First Court Roads. Deni Norred and Karen Forget will be highlighting
historical aspects and conservation efforts along the ride.
We will enjoy a box lunch and drinks at Lockhaven Park and will have an opportunity for a short walk at the Pleasure House Point Natural Area.
Cost of the tour is $15 and includes your lunch and drinks. To register or for more information, please contact Kris@LRNow.org or call us at 757-962-5398.
This event is offered in partnership with the Tidewater Bicycle Association.
Save Oyster Shell Assistant
We are looking for a part-time employee to assist with the Save Oyster S
hell program during the fall and winter months. Shells are collected from restaurants and special events and are reused for oyster reef construction in the Lynnhaven River.
We need someone who can lift 40 pounds, is a safe driver with trailer experience and has a vehicle with a trailer hitch.
Hours will be occasional.
For more information, please email Joe@LRNow.org
or call 757-962-5398.
Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox on September 22nd.