Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
October 5, 2013  
Upcoming Events
Upcoming LRNow Events

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

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

ODU Roosevelt Cares: Taking Steps To Better Our Community
Mon., Oct 7, 6 PM-10 PM
Click here for more information.

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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Fall Festival Next Saturday
You Don't Want to Miss This Event
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 Fall Fest website or email

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

Our Fall Fest 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.  

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. 

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

Thanks for your help!
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.  Pre-registration 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 Saturday. 

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

The first fall nor'easter signals the beginning of the annual bird migration down the coast.  Hawks and songbirds fly from the Eastern Shore and often feed and rest at First Landing State Park and Pleasure House Point before continuing their journey.

Yellow Rumped Warbler

Eastern Towhee