Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
June 5, 2014   
LRNow Events:

June 7 -- Trashion Show at Lynnhaven Mall, 1-3 PM
June 7 -- Clean the Bay Day

June 14 -- Bird Walk

June 19--Sunset Kayak Tour

Free Rain Barrels for Faith Communities

Bird Walks at Pleasure House Point
Saturday, June 14, 7:30 AM

Join us at Pleasure House Point, one of the major stopovers of migratory birds on the Atlantic Flyway, to take a walk through the property in search of birds.  What better way to go bird watching than with an avid Audubon birder at this ideal location.

This event is free, but please register by calling 757-962-5398 or email 

Volunteer Photographer
Needed: June 7th
LRNow needs a volunteer photographer to cover the Trashion Show on June 7th, 11 AM-3 PM. 

If you are interested and available, please contact
Thank you for helping us out! 
Free Rain Barrels
For Faith Communities

LRNow has 7 rain barrels available to Faith Communities in Virginia Beach.  Help your church, temple, synagogue or fellowship become more sustainable and environmentally responsible.  To find out more about the rain barrels or to reserve yours, please contact Pam at 757-962-5398 or

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Sunset Kayak Paddling Tour
Thursday, June 19, 5-7:30 PM
Enjoy a beautiful sunset paddling trip with LRNow and Chesopean Outdoors.  Leave from Crab Creek and enjoy the serenity of the marsh islands, the birds and the views.  Register with Chesapean Outdoors at or call 757-961-0447For paddlers with their own kayaks, the cost is $25.  If you need to rent a boat, the cost is $40.  Is there a better way to spend a late spring evening?

Lynnhaven Trashion Show:
From Junk to Funk

Lynnhaven Mall, June 7, 1-3 PM
Near Dave and Buster's 

Join us at Lynnhaven Mall as local high school students rock the runway with designs that make recycling and reusing fun and fashionable.  Check out the promo video on the home page of our website.

Teams participating from local high schools will enter their creations in the runway show and compete for individual design prizes.  In addition, one school will be bestowed with the Lynnhaven Principal's Pride Award, a specially engraved trash can trophy to take back to the overall winning school and cherish until next year's competition. 

Join the fun and be wowed by the students' creativity.
This event is supported by Cox Communications.
Become a Pearl Home and Win Tickets to Next Year's Oyster Roast -- 2,014 in 2014  
Pearl Home Flag
We have surpassed 1,500 Pearl Homes and have set a goal of 2,014 in 2014! 
Become a Pearl Home or recruit a friend or neighbor and you will be entered into a drawing for two tickets to next year's Oyster Roast.

The Pearl Home information and application are available on our website or in our office. If you recruit a friend or neighbor, make sure your name is at the bottom so you are entered into the drawing also.

Help us get to 2,014 in 2014!
1000 Trees for the Lynnhaven
"The creation of a thousand trees is in one acorn" 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

All of our trees may not have acorns, but we are working hard to get 500 native trees planted in Virginia Beach this year! 

Trees help with stormwater management, provide important habitat to wildlife and insects, shade for enjoyment, clean our air, increase home value (10-20%!), reduce energy costs (10-15%), and are beautiful.

We have a wide variety of native trees available for various size spaces and environmental conditions. If you are uncertain what tree might be appropriate for your yard (or faith community or school!), please contact us or check out or

For the complete list of available trees.

To order your tree(s), contact Trista or Dana at 757-962-5398 or

We will accept orders until late summer/early fall, so that we can get everything planted before winter temperatures set in. 

Thank you to Everyone Helping at a Cleanup this Saturday
Clean the Bay Day, June 7th, 9-Noon

Volunteers from all over the state will be out Saturday morning to give our waterways a spring cleaning.

Thank you to everyone who is planning to
help at one of the cleanups in the Lynnhaven watershed this Saturday. 

Our next regular monthly cleanup will be Saturday, July 12th.  Mark your calendars now to help out again in July. 

 Native Plant of the Month: June
Rudbeckia hirta or Black-eyed Susans

Rudbeckia does best in full sun and will bloom from June to October.  June is a good planting time in our area.  It has a moderate growing rate and will grow to a height of 2-3 feet and spread to 2-3 feet. 
Place your Rudbeckia order with
or call 962-5398, $6/plant.
Or ask for Rudbeckia at your favorite Garden Center.