Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
September 20, 2014   
Mark Your Calendar for these  
Great Events

September 20 -- Master Gardener Fall Festival at the AREC Center

September 21 -- Buy Fresh, Buy Local Farm to Fork

October 3 & 4 -- VCN VA Environmental Assembly

October 11 -- LRNow Fall Festival

October 20 -- City Council Candidates Forum-- VB Oberndorf Central Library, 6-8:30 PM

October 25 -- Shellfish Company Fall Festival Benefit

Volunteers Needed

September 21 -- BFBL Farm to Fork, 2-6:30 PM, Agriculture Research Center
2 volunteers needed: 1 from 1:30-4:30 and 1 from 4:30-7:00

September 27 -- Neptune Festival
2 to 3 volunteers to help with our table on the Boardwalk

October 25 -- Shellfish Company Fall Festival
2 volunteers to help man our table

If you are interested in helping LRNow at any of these fall events, please contact Trista at 962-5398 or

Musicians Needed:
Do you have musical talent that you are interested in sharing with a very friendly audience?  If so, contact
Farm to Fork
BFBL Celebration of Local Food 
Join us for an afternoon of local food tastings, drinks, music and more!

Sunday, September 21
3-6 PM

Agriculture Research Station
1444 Diamond Springs Road
$40 in advance/$45 at door
$15/$20 for children 8-12
under 8 free

For tickets & info visit:
Swamp Milkweed September
Native Plant of the Month

Hampton Roads Transit Meetings
Sept,. 22 & 24, 6-7:30 PM 

 The meetings will focus on the latest options for extending The Tide light rail to Town Center.  HRT is studying four options for Virginia Beach.
Monday, Sept. 22 -- Renaissance Academy, 5100 Witchduck Road.
Wednesday, Sept. 24 -- Westin Virginia Beach at Town Center, 4535 Commerce Street

For more information, visit

Scoop the Poop 
Scoop the Poop Sticker
Stop by our office or call 757-962-5398 to get a sticker for your big black trash can.
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VA Environmental Assembly
October 3 & 4 

The Virginia Conservation Network Virginia Environmental Assembly will be held at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3 & 4.  For more information or to register, go to or call 804-644-0283

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Fall Festival Volunteers Needed
Saturday, October 11, 9-5
Rosemont Elementary School,

Many opportunities and time slots!  Follow the link below to signup to help for a few hours at our 2014 FALL FESTIVAL.  When your shift is over, you can enjoy the fun.

Go to Sign Up Genius to pick your spot: 
Rain Barrel Bonanza
Order Yours Today -- $65

It's a rain barrel bonanza.  We have a special promotion going on for our October 11th Fall Festival at Rosemont Elementary School in Green Run.  Order a locally made rain barrel for $65 (our lowest price ever) and pick it up at the Fall Festival.

Deadline to order is Sunday, October 5th at 11 PM.

Find the details and place your order at this link --  

Saturday, October 11, Noon-5 PM 
at Rosemont Elementary School 

Parking onsite at the school

Children's Activities
Fun and Educational Booths
Native Plant Sale
Eco-Friendly Craft Vendors
Farmers Market and Seafood Market
Delicious Locally-Sourced Food
Rain Barrel Market
Hourly Raffle Drawings

For more information, visit
call 757-962-5398 or email Join the Fun!
City Council Candidates Forum
Monday, October 20, 6-8:30 PM
VB Oberndorf Central Library

Vote Button On Tuesday, November 4, we will be electing seven new members to our City Council.  Come to our Forum at the Central library on Monday, October 20th to hear all the candidates' positions of issues of interest to you. 

Co-sponsored by the Princess Anne Garden Club, the Virginia Beach Garden Club, the Back Bay Restoration Foundation, and the Virginia Beach Council of Civic Organizations. 

No pre-registration is required. 
Household Hazardous Waste Collection!
At the Fall Festival on October 11th

 Cleaning out your garage? Don't throw out that old paint! Properly dispose of it! The city will be collecting household hazardous waste items during our October 11th Fall Festival at Rosemont Elementary School in Green Run. Review the list below and bring your hazardous waste items with you to the festival!

Acceptable Household Hazardous Waste items include:
  • Up to five gallons of liquids or up to 75 pounds of dry materials
  • Aerosol spray cans
  • Automotive fluids
  • Batteries: Alkaline (AA, AAA, C, D), Boat, Car, Camera, Cell phone, Hearing aid, Lead acid, Lithium, Rechargeable, Trucks
  • Herbicides
  • Household cleaners
  • Gasoline (up to 5 gallons)
  • Fertilizer
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Light bulbs - small quantities of CFLs or fluorescent tubes
  • Oil and water based paint
  • Pesticides
  • Propane tanks (small - up to 20 lb. capacity) 
  • Materials will not be bulked on site, so containers will not be returned.  Specifically applies to materials such as used motor oil and old gasoline.
  • For your ease of transport and handling, recommend using a box for multiple containers of materials.
  • We are not taking tires at this event.  We can receive residential vehicle tires in small quantities at the Resource Recovery Facility at the Landfill at 1989 Jake Sears Road.  For more information, visit
 Household Hazardous Waste Helpful Tips:Items should be in original containers, preferably with label visible.

 Native Plant of the Month: September 
Asclepias incarnata
Swamp Milkweed

Swamp Milkweed will grow to 4-5 feet tall and spread to 2-3 feet. 

It likes full sun, blooms in July and August, and is the host plant for the monarch butterfly. 

It is long-lived and a good alternative to invasive Purple Loosestrife

To order a  Swamp Milkweed plant, call, 962-5398, or email
Cost is $8.