Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
September 25, 2013  
Upcoming Events
Upcoming LRNow Events

Delegate Candidates Forum -- Tues., Oct. 1, 7:00-9:00
Cape Henry Collegiate

LRNow's Fall Festival
Sat., October 12

Cavalier Benefit Tennis Tournament -- Thurs. - Sun., Oct. 3-6

Rain Barrel Workshops
Sat., Oct. 19 -- Bayside Library, 10:30-Noon
Monday, Oct. 28 -- Great Neck Library, 5 - 6:30 PM

Shellfish Company Fall Festival and LRNow Benefit -- Sat., Oct. 19
For tickets or information, call 757-481-7512
Benefits LRNow

Community Events

Community Meetings regarding Light Rail
Wednesday, 9-25, 6-8 PM, Doubletree by Hilton, 1900 Pavilion Drive
Thursday, 9-26, 6-8 PM, Holiday Inn, 5655 Greenwich Road.

The Hampton Roads 6th Annual Solar Tour
Sat., Oct 5, 10 AM-4 PM
For more information or to register:

Prescription Drug Disposal
Sat., Oct 26, 10 AM-2 PM
You can drop off any unused/old prescription drugs on this date at any of the four police precinct offices.  They will be disposed of properly and not go into our waters.

Party in the Park
Sat., Nov. 2, 2-5 PM
Hosted by Princess Anne Garden Club, $40/person.  Proceeds benefit PAGC Community Projects and First Landing State Park.
For tickets, mail check to LAGC, PO Box 1319, VB 23451.  For information contact

Cape Story by the Sea
Oyster Roast, Nov. 3
$30/person, 1-5 PM at O'Leary's


Balloon litter is very bad for marine animals.  If you find balloon litter, please report it to
Thank you
Virginia Pine Free Trees to Good Homes
Loblolly Pines

Do you have a place on your property for a native tree?  Loblolly pines raised by students at Plaza Middle School are available to good homes. 

They are healthy, 3-4 feet tall and in 3 gallon planting pots.   
Call our office, 757-962-5398, or email if you are interested.  Multiple trees are available for larger lots.   

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Volunteers Needed
Help with the LRNow Fall Festival, October 12th

We are very excited that LRNow's 3rd Fall Festival will take place in conjunction with Virginia Beach's Golden Age Celebration.  Our Festival will be Saturday, October 12, from Noon - 5 PM, and it will be a fun family-friendly event.
Our beach party will feature eco-friendly craft vendors, fun and educational environmental displays, a children's treasure hunt and other beach games, a seafood market and delicious locally-sourced food.  You will also have the opportunity to explore Lynnhaven wetlands during a guided walk.  And this event is free and open to the public!

In order for all of this to happen, we need help from lots of volunteers.  The event would not be possible without the help of all of you.  As an extra token of our appreciation, each volunteer will receive a free LRNow Volunteer T-shirt the day of the event.  Thanks so much in advance!

We need volunteers in many different roles and several different time slots.  We see the various opportunities and sign up to help follow this link to Sign-up Genius.   

Thanks for your help!
Fall Festival
Saturday, October 12th, Noon-5 PM
Mark your calendar now for LRNow's Fall Festival on Saturday, October 12th.  It is going to be a great day to learn more about the river and good stewardship, visit our many eco-vendors, enjoy some delicious local seafood, enjoy good music  and have a great time. 
The Fall Festival will be at the oceanfront, 31st Street on the beach and boardwalk, next to King Neptune and will be held in conjunction with Virginia Beach's Golden Age Anniversary Celebration.  For more information, visit our website or email

Candidates Forum 
Tuesday, October 1st, 7-9 PM

Vote Button Be an informed voter this fall.  On November 5th, in addition to electing a new Governor and Lt. Governor, we will be electing new Delegates to represent all the districts of Virginia Beach in the Virginia General Assembly in Richmond.

Come to our Candidates Forum next Tuesday, October 1, to find out where the candidates stand on the issues
Cape Henry Collegiate, Dreyfus Family Auditorium
7-9 PM, Doors open at 6:30.
Questions will be asked by the panel and from the floor. 

Sponsored by:
Lynnhaven River NOW
Virginia Beach Council of Civic Organizations
Princess Anne Garden Club
Virginia Beach Garden Club
Back Bay Restoration Foundation
Shore Drive Community Coalition

For more information, or 757-962-5398
Pre-registration is not required.

Rain Barrel Workshops
October 19 & October 28
rain barrel workshop
A rain barrel is an easy way to reduce stormwater runoff from your property and make the water available for irrigating your garden when you need it.  At these workshops you will assemble your own barrel and take it home with you that day.
Cost for all materials and equipment is $60.  Preregistration is required.  Call 757-962-5398 or email to register.

The October 19th workshop will be held at the Bayside Library, 936 Independence Boulevard, 10:30-Noon.
The October 28th workshop will be held at the Great Neck Library, 1251 Bayne Drive, 5:00-6:30 PM.

Cavalier Tennis Tournament
Benefits Lynnhaven River NOW
Thursday, Oct 3 - Sunday, Oct 6

Men's and Women's USTA Doubles Tournament
Hosted by Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club 

Join us to have a great time and benefiting LRNow at the same time!
There will be three divisions for men and for women, exhibition matches between local elite high school players, snacks and drinks provided throughout the tournament and a cookout on Sunday. 

Please sign up by Tuesday, October 1st by calling the Cavalier Pro Shop at 757-761-6122.

Happy Autumnal Equinox
The days are getting shorter and the temperatures cooler as we move into another beautiful season on the Lynnhaven River.
Michael Schmitt Pleasure House Point