Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  December 7, 2012 
10th Anniversary Seal
Lynnhaven River NOW
Celebrating our 10th year of working for a cleaner Lynnhaven River.
In This Issue
Community Events
Holdiay Shopping
Beautiful Swimmers
Winter Wildlife Festival
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:

File cabinet (2 or 4 drawer)

Conference table

Book Cases


Thanks Deborah DeMarco for the donation of two office desks.

Thank you!

Community Events


Old Beach Holiday Farm Market

Saturday, December 15, 8-Noon

LRNow will be at this market with our Lynnhaven book, a perfect gift for many on your list, and other LRNow merchandise, tee shirts, oyster knives, caps, vests and more.  Come and enjoy the fun, do some holiday shopping and fill out an application to be a Pearl Home.


Transportation Survey Online

HRTPO would like your help in updating the long range transportation plan for our region.  They want to hear your perspective and opinions on vital transportation issues in the region.  Please take their survey and make your opinions count.


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Holiday Shopping
At Lynnhaven River NOW 
Let us help make your holiday shopping a little easier.LRNow Merchandise   LRNow has the perfect gift for each person on your list.  We have several styles of tee shirts in ladies and men's sizes, rain barrels and cisterns, rain jackets, fleece vests, oyster knives and caps. 
A Lynnhaven River NOW membership is a gift that invests in our community and our future.  Gift memberships can be made through our office.  Stop by or contact us at 757-962-5398 or
And, best of all, we have our wonderful hard cover coffee table book about the Lynnhaven that everyone will appreciate.  It is the perfect gift for anyone who loves the river and the diverses wildlife it supports. 
  Visit our website for a full listing of our merchandise or stop by our office any week day from 9-5.  In addition, we will be at the Old Beach Farmer's Market on 19th Street on Saturday, December 15th with books and other items. 
                   Rain Barrel                      The Lynnhaven      
Beautiful Swimmers
Discussion to be held on January 29th
Beautiful Swimmers  There are numerous books about our region and our marine environment that have inspired us for many years and continue to inspire us today.  The Chesapeake Bay classic, Beautiful Swimmers, is one of those books.
LRNow is offering a new program, quarterly book discussions and our first book is William Warner's 1976 classic, Beautiful Swimmers.  Warner demonstrates his skills as a naturalist, a writer and an observer of both the Chesapeake Bay blue crab and the culture that developed around their harvest.  
Join us for refreshments and lively discussion on January 29th at the Westminster Canterbury Penthouse Lounge, 6:30-8:00.  This is the first in our book discussion series.  Future discussions will be held in March, June and September and those book selections will be announced soon. 
There is one copy of Beautiful Swimmers available to borrow from our office.  It is also available from Amazon,               and our public libraries.
Pre-registration is preferred.  Please register with or call 757-962-5398. 

Winter Wildlife Festival
Saturday, January 26
Green Water This is your chance to witness winter wildlife all around Virginia Beach; whether it's following fascinating bird activity, exploring the natural areas of our community or the musings of harbor seals near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.  Presented by Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation in partnership with Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the 2013 Winter Wildlife Festival will teach you what it takes to properly observe and identify wildlife in their natural settings.  

Here is a sample of some of the offerings:  Owl Prowl, Mackay Island Excursion, Urban Birding Tour, Intermediate Nature Photography and much, much more.

Registration runs from November 15 through January 18.  Space is limited for the excursions and workshops, so register early to secure your spot!  There is no cost to attend the festival, but some sessions and excursions do have a fee.  You can register online, in person at any recreation center, or by using the mail in registration form.  Download a registration form at
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 by mid-December.
Young bald eagle and adult        
In December, eagles are hanging around the area where they will be nexting in the next month or so.