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

LRNow's Fall Festival
Sat., November 16th

Rain Barrel Workshops
Monday, Oct. 28 -- Great Neck Library, 5 - 6:30 PM

Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5th
Please do your part as a citizen of Virginia and make plans to vote on November 5. 
Community Events

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

Important film at the NARO on Wed., Nov. 13th
Hot Water
This film shares the harrowing story of uranium mining and its aftermath in our country.  For more information click here


Balloon litter is very bad for marine animals.  If you find balloon litter, please report it to
Thank you
Safe Coast Virginia
A Community Action Conference on Climate Change, Energy and Adaptation
Sat, Nov. 16, 9:30 AM-4:00
Norfolk Botanical Garden

On November 16th, hundreds of Virginians -- community activists, experts, and movement leaders -- will come together in Norfolk to map out concrete ways to protect our coast and our homes. 

To register or for more information, go to

This event is sponsored by
Chesapeake Climate Action Network.  

Become a Member  
make a Donation 

Rain Barrel Workshop
Monday, October 28th, 5-6:30 PM
Great Neck Library, 1251 Bayne Drive 
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.

Volunteers Needed
Help with the LRNow Fall Festival, November 16th 

Our Fall Festival will feature eco-friendly craft vendors, fun and educational environmental displays, a children's treasure hunt and other games, a seafood market and delicious locally-sourced food.  And will complement the offerings of the Old Beach Farmers Market and the Green Market. 
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!

Fall Festival Rescheduled 
You Don't Want to Miss This Event
Saturday, November 16th, 9 AM-Noon
19th Street and Cypress Avenue 

We will be joining the Old Beach Markets for our rescheduled Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 16th. 
It will be a fun and informative morning for the whole family with:
  • Various River Displays
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Face Painting
  • Story Booth
  • Kid's Treasure Hunt
  • Eco Craft Vendors
  • Farm & Seafood Market
  • Local Food Vendors

For a complete list of participants and activities,visit our website 

Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 5th
Vote ButtonEven if you haven't moved, your polling place may have changed.  Use this link to verify where you will vote on Nov. 5

Speckled Trout, a Lynnhaven River fisherman's favorite, are running in October and November