Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
February 14, 2014   
LRNow & Community Events: 

March 8 -- River Cleanup,
Francis Land House, 9:00-Noon

March 13 -- Watersheds Forum, 8:30-2:00

March 13 & 14 -- Shoreline Cleanup (Devining) at the Adam Thoroughgood House, 9 AM-11 AM

March 19 -- Rain Barrel Workshop, 6:00-7:00 PM, LRNow Office

April 26 -- 12th Annual Oyster Roast

Shoreline Cleanup,

Adam Thoroughgood House, March 13 & 14

Help us remove the invasive vines that are taking over the native trees and shrubs behind the historic Adam Thoroughgood House.  Dress appropriately with gloves.  Bring pruning tools, if possible.  Sponsored by LRNow, VB Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, City of Virginia Beach.  To register or for more information, email or call 757-962-5398.  
Adam Thoroughgood House
Save the Date  
12th Annual Oyster Roast 
Saturday, April 26th
Oyster Roast 4
Tickets go on sale March 10 
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.
Thank you!

Photo by Kevin DuBois

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Watersheds Forum
Thursday, March 13, 8:30-2:00 
Doubletree Hotel, 1900 Pavilion Drive
Next to the Virginia Beach Convention Center
Lynnhaven River NOW will again be partnering with Back Bay Restoration Foundation to bring you an exciting day of groundbreaking research, varying points of view on important environmental issues, and practical information that you can use right now.  You will not want to miss this interesting program.

There will be workshop options from which you can choose.  Learn more about the flora and fauna of Virginia Beach and practical things that you can do to help sustain our environment and protect our waterways.

Registration is $20 and includes all sessions,continental breakfast and lunch.  Register on our website or call our office at 757-962-5398 for more information or to register. 

River Cleanup
Saturday, March 8, 9- Noon 

Come out to our next river cleanup Saturday, March 8th and join in the fun and feel good about contributing to a cleaner river.  We will be cleaning up the area behind the Francis Land House, 3131 Virginia Beach Boulevard.  This will be a land based cleanup only -- no kayaks or canoes.  For more information or to register contact

Thank you to the hardy group who came out last Saturday to cleanup the wooded lot at Potters Road and Lynnhaven Parkway. Thirty volunteers collected 40 bags of trash, a hot water heater, 4 tires, and a manikin among other items.  All from one area of the river on one morning.  Unfortunately, there is never a shortage of trash!

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. 

Call for Oyster Roast Auction Items

Can you or your company donate a gift basket or gift certificate?  Do you make jewelry using local shells?  Pottery or glass with a nautical theme?  Paint scenery of the Lynnhaven  River?  
Please consider donating to LRNow's Oyster Roast Silent Auction.

We will be accepting tax deductible auction contributions now through April 11th.  Email for more information or call 757-962-5398. 
Rain Barrel Workshop
March 19, 6:00-7:00 PM

Rain Barrel A rain barrel is an easy way to reduce storm water runoff from your property and make the water available for irrigating your garden.  In this workshop, you will be constructing a rain barrel that you can take home with you.  We have a very limited supply of the gray barrels remaining and this could be our last rain barrel workshop. 
Cost is $60 and includes all materials and instructions needed to assemble your barrels.  To register, contact or call 757-962-5398. 
Employment Opportunity at LRNow
Administrative Assistant Position

LRNow is accepting resumes for a full time Administrative Assistant.  The person in this position is responsible for the management of our office, upkeep of our data base, and day to day office operations.  In addition, the Administrative Assistant works with other staff including the Executive Director on a variety of different projects.  This is a full time position, 9-5 daily.  An interest in environmental work is critical.  Good communication skills, good computer skills, good people skills and a desire to work in a fast-paced office setting are important.  Website experience is a plus. 
All interested applicants should send a resume to  More detailed information will be available on our website next week. 

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