Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
January 24, 2014   
LRNow & Community Events:

January 24 & 25 -- Winter Wildlife Festival

January 27 -- Virginia Conservation Network Lobby Day

January 28 -- Murphy's Trivia Night, 7 PM 
January 29, 30 & Feb 1 -- Plant Pickup for GWIC Teachers

Jan 31 - Feb 2 -- Flower and Garden Show

Feb 8 -- River Cleanup at Potters Road (land based)

Feb 15 -- Garden Seminar at the Norfolk Botanical Garden

Murphy's Pub 
Tuesday, Jan 28, 7 PM

LRNow joins Murphy's Irish Pub for their infamous Pub Trivia.  Gather a team of friends, co-workers, or complete stangers to take on other Murphy's Quizzers.  LRNow will have a river display and opportunities for you to win cool swag (think coozies).  Call 757-417-7701 to reserve a table, or make sure to arrive early.
Taylor Floats
Do you have one you are not using?

Taylor Float Do you have a Taylor Float that you are no longer using?  Turn it in to LRNow and we will rehab it and give it to our teachers and students who are growing oysters for the Lynnhaven.
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Winter Wildlife Festival
Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM
Princess Anne Recreation Center

Registration for many of the excursions is closed, but there will be displays and talks from 10 AM - 4 PM at the Princess Anne Recreation Center on Saturday.  Advanced registration is not required for these.  LRNow will be doing a presentation on oyster restoration at 10:30 Saturday at PA Rec Center. 
Explore winter bird and plant life at Pleasure House Point in two walks sponsored by LRNow.  The morning walk is 8 AM-11:30 AM and the afternoon walk is 1 PM-4:30 PM.
This is your chance to learn about and view winter wildlife all around Virginia Beach; whether it is following fascinating bird activity, exploring the natural areas of our community or the musings of harbor seals near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.  There is something for everyone. 
A full list of the many and varied events is available on the City of Virginia Beach website or at all Virginia Beach libraries and the LRNow office.  See what adventures await you!

VCN Conservation Lobby Day
Monday, Jan. 27, 8:30-2:00

Our state delegates and senators gathered in Richmond early this month for the 2014 legislative session.  The Virginia Conservation Network urges you to talk to your representatives about the conservation issues, like clean water, that are important to you.  People with an interest in conservation from all around the state will be gathering in Richmond on Monday, January 27th.  We will be carpooling from Virginia Beach if you would like to ride with us.  For more information to the the VCN website.  To arrange to carpool from our office, contact
River Cleanup
Saturday, Feb 8, 9-Noon
Cleanups will be held the second Saturday of each month throughout 2014.  Mark your calendar now to help out.  If you are aware of an area of the river that needs a cleanup, please let us know.  Also, if your business would like to be a sponsor of one of our cleanups, please contact us. 

Come out to our next river cleanup Saturday, Feb. 8th and join in the fun and feel good about contributing to a cleaner river.  We will be cleaning up the forested lot bordering London Bridge Creek at Potters Road and Lynnhaven Parkway.  This will be a land based cleanup only -- no kayaks or canoes.  For more information contact

Garden Seminar: By the Yard
Norfolk Botanical Garden, Sat., Feb 15, 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Key Note Speaker: Dr. Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home
The day includes a nationally renowned guest speaker, hands-on sessions, panel discussions and lunch.   Topics incl
Monarch Butterfly
ude: Where does the Water Go?, Shore-Lee Needed, Understanding our Shorelines, Plant Identification, Landscaping Techniques, Native Plants and Wildlife, Making a Difference One Yard at the Time.

Cost: $129 ($99 for NBG Members)
Early Bird Registration, by Dec. 20, Cost: $115 ($85 for NBG Members)

For more information,

Baby squirrels are born in January and again in August.