Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  February 12, 2013 
Coming LRNow Events
February 16 -- River Cleanup
Potters Road
February 28 -- Closing date for applications

 March 16 -- River Cleanup

Francis Land House


March 21 -- WATERSHEDS FORUM, 9-2:30


 March 26 -- Second Book Discussion, Omnivore's Dilemma




April 20 -- VB Earth Day Celebration


Check out our First LRNow Story Corps Video


To me, the Lynnhaven River is...

Mark Your Calendar Now for the 11th Annual LRNow Oyster Roast on April 20th. Tickets will be available soon.

Community Events


Great American Cleanup

March 23

The City of Virginia Beach will be participating in the Great American Cleanup on Sat. March 23rd from 9 AM until 12 PM.  Arrival time and sign-ins will begin at 8 AM and end at 8:30 AM when all participants will be briefed. 

The area designated for this cleanup is the wooded lot that stretches between 17th and 19th Streets on the east side of Birdneck Road.  Many helpers are needed.  Please wear gloves and all other supplies and equipment will be provided.


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Two Employment Opportunities at LRNow 

Administrative Assistant

LRNow is seeking an Administrative Assistant who will serve as the first point of contact for the public and provide administrative, clerical and logistical support for LRNow.  The regular hours are 9AM-2PM, Monday through Friday, 25 hours per week.  This is an exciting opprotunity for someone with administrative skills and an interest in environmental issues.


Education Coordinator

LRNow is seeking an Education Coordinator who will oversee and continue to develop LRNow's school programs and programs for families and children.  This is a 3/5 time position (24 hours per week) with flexible hours, and may require some evening and weekend hours.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone with environmental education experience.   
The application period for both positions closes on February 28, 2013.
For more information about these employment opprotunities, go to our website,

2013 Watersheds Forum
March 21, 9:00-2:30, Virginia Beach Convention Center 


Oyster Roast 3 The first Virginia Beach Watersheds Forum will be held on March 21, 2013 at the Vriginia Beach Convention Center.  Registration will begin at 8:15 AM and presentations begin at 9 AM.  The Forum is 9 AM-1 PM and includes a box lunch.
The Forum is being held jointly by Lynnhaven River NOW and the Backbay Restoration Foundation and is sponsored by the City of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program. 
The 2013 Forum will have two panel presentations from regional experts on adapting to Sea Level Rise and how our natural resorces fit into Virginia Beach's long range planning.  Additionally, break-out sessions for the northern and southern watersheds will feature speakers from VIMS, LRNow, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. 
Registration is $15 and includes light morning refreshments, a box lunch and all presentations.  Add-on workshops will be held at the close of the informational presentations from 1:00-2:30.  For an additional fee, participants can build their own rain barrel, learn about gardening with native plants and receive their own native plant, or build their own worm composting bin. 
Please register here using PayPal.  If you prefer to pay with a check, please contact Mary Tilton at or 757-619-6429. 
For more information, visit our website or contact Karen at or 757-962-5398.
We hope to see you all on March 21st for an interesting day!
Next Two River Cleanups
Come out and help --- families welcome!
Rich Potters Road & LynnhavenParkway Cleanup, 
February 16, 9-Noon
Meet at the Breeden Company, 560 Lynnhaven  Parkway
Join LRNow as we revisit this pretty section of our watershed along London Bridge Creek at the corner of Potters Road and Lynnhaven Parkway.  This is a land-based cleanup and we can use many hands.  The cleanup crew will meet in the parking lot of the Breeden Company.  Wear boots for the soggy areas adn dress appropriately for the weather.  Please wear gloves.  LRNow will provide bags and necessary cleanup equipment.  For more information or to register, 757-962-5398 or 
Francis Land House Cleanup -- The Cleaning of the Green
March 16, 9-Noon
Meet at the Francis Land House/Rose Hall, 3131 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Join LRNow as we go back to this section of our waterfront behind the Francis Land House.  This is a land-based cleanup also.  The cleanup crew will meet in the Francis Land House parking lot.  Wear boots for soggy areas and clothing appropriate for the weather including gloves.  LRNow will provide bags and all other cleanup equipment.  For more information or to register, 757-962-5398 or
Call To Artists!

Oyster Roast Art Auction Tee Shirt Contest


Donate a river themed piece of artwork to our Art Auction by MARCH 11th and it could be featured on a new LRNow tee shirt. 
The artwork will be judged by our Auction Committee and the winner will receive 2 free Oyster Roast Tickets ($120 value), the tee shirt featuring your piece, and a table at the Oyster Roast to display your art. 
For contest details, visit  If you have quesitons, please contact or 757-962-5398. 
C Guthrie, Flying Heron   

Omnivore's Dilemma Book Discussion 
Tuesday, March 26, 6:30-8:00 PM, Westminister-Canterbury


LRNow is offering new quarterly book discussions and our second book is Michael Pollan's Omnivore's Dilemma.  With the numerous food options surrounding us today, Pollan addresses the question, what should we really be eating for  dinner?

 Omnivores Dilemma

There is also a Young Readers Edition of Omnivore's Dilemma.  Read it together and bring your son or daughter to the discussion with you.


Join us for refreshments and lively discussion on March 26th at the Westminister Canterbury Penthouse Lounge, from 6:30-8:00.
Please pre-register by e-mailing or calling 757-962-5398.

Our Eagles have repaired or built their nests.  Female eagles usually lay their eggs in January or early February.  

 Young bald eagle and adult