Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  November 10, 2012 
10th Anniversary Seal
Lynnhaven River NOW
Celebrating our 10th year of working for a cleaner Lynnhaven River.
In This Issue
Office Furniture Needed
Community Events
Thank You
VB Sustainability Plan
Pearl Schools 101
Free Trees
What to look for this month
Office Furniture
Donations Sought     
LRNow has recently expanded our office and needs a few additional pieces of office furniture.  If you are moving your office or redecorating, think about donating the following items to LRNow:

Office desk

File cabinet (2 or 4 drawer)

Conference table

Book Cases


Thank you!

Community Events


Virginia Half-Shell Oyster Tasting

Saturday, November 19, 1-4 PM

Kelsick Speciality Markey, 6632 Main Street, Gloucester, VA

Tickets: $30 donation

For more information or to purchase tickets: or call 804-693-6500


11th Annual Fair Trade Festival

The 11th Annual Fair Trade Festival is going to be held on Dec. 1st at Seatack Elementary School (912 S. Birdneck Rd) from 10 AM - 6 PM.  The Seatack Elementary Go Green Club will be sponsoring this event.  The Fair Trade Festival offers guilt free shopping as every product must be made under fair wage and fair labor standards.  Even local crafters and artists must use fair trade or recycled/upcycled pieces and parts when making their products.  Fair Trade coffice, chocolate, crafts, jewelry, accessories, textiles and more will be available at this event.  For more information or to apply to be a vendor or sponsor, see

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Thank You for Your Support
Whole Foods was a Success
heron on oyster shoreline Thank you to everyone who voted for our video on the Whole Foods facebook page and thanks to those who came out to shop on November 1st.  We saw a lot of familiar faces that day and made many new friends.  Because of your support, Whole Foods has contributed $5,800 to our oyster restoration work.  We will use this money to further our native oyster restoration work in the Lynnhaven.  
Virginia Beach's Sustainability Plan
Public Meetings
As you may recall, the Environment and Sustainability Office held multiple public meetings to gain input for the development of the City's first Sustainability Plan.  As the city nears completion of the draft plan, they are holding a second round of public input meetings.  The dates are:
Tuesday, November 13th -- 7-9 PM at the Oberndorf Central Library
Wednesday, November 14th, 7-9 PM at Creeds Elementary School
Thursday, November 15th, 7-9, at the Municipal Center, Building 19
You are invited to participate in any of these meetings, which are free and open to the public.  Prior registration is not necessary.
The meeting will consist of a short review of the draft plan, and involve facilitated discussion by participants.  You can review the plan prior to the meeting on the city's website, 
If you are unable to attend, you are invited to send your comments to Clay Bernick at no later than November 30th.  
Thank you for being a part of this important process.

Pearl Schools Planning 101:
Open House for Teachers and Administrators 
Have you seen your neighboring schools getting glowing compliments for becoming a Pearl School? Have you been a Pearl School in the past but need help regaining the momentum to do it again this year? Have you inherited coordination of your schools ongoing Pearl School legacy and don't know where to start? Stop by our Open House to get your school on track to become a Pearl School this year.

Lynnhaven River Now office:
1608 Pleasure House Road, Suite 108

Friday, November 16th, 3pm-6pm
Monday, November 19th, 3pm-6pm
Tuesday, November 20th, 3pm-6pm

For more information call 757-962-5398 or email

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Free Virginia Pine Trees
Contact us if you are interested
Virginia Pine We have Virginia Pine trees free to good homes.  These two foot tall trees were grown by Bob Carroll's Plaza Middle School students and are ready to find their forever homes.  Virginia Pines have been used as Christmas trees so you can share your holidays with your new tree before planting it. Contact Helen at or call 757-962-5398 to reserve your tree today.  The trees will be ready for pick up at the LRNow office the weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday.
In November, water fowl are arriving for the winter.