Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
October 2, 2014   
Mark Your Calendar for these  
Great Events

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 23 -- Movie Switch

October 25 -- Shellfish Company Fall Festival Benefit

Volunteers Needed

Fall Festival, October 11
See article top of right column

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

Smooth Sumac
October Native Plant
of the Month
Beautiful fall color

October is Energy Awareness Month
Movie Switch
October 23, 6:30 PM
Advanced Technology Center Theater

"To meet the challenges of the 21st century, we must work to ensure a clean, safe, and sustainable energy future
President Obama

The City of Virginia Beach Energy Management Office is commemorating Energy Awareness Month with a free showing of the fascinating movie Switch

Opening remarks by Mayor Sessoms at 6:30 PM.

To register. for the movie.

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.
Help spread the message.
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: October  
Rhus glabra
Smooth Sumac

Smooth Sumac grows well in full sun or part shade to a height of 9-15 feet and a spread of 9-15 feet.
The flower color is yellow-green and the fruit color that appears in autumn is red to maroon.

Can be massed for stabilizing embankments with poor soil.

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