Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
November 26, 2014   
Mark Your Calendar for these  
Great Events

Tree Pick-Up -- Friday, Dec. 5,10 AM-6 PM and Saturday, Dec 6, 9 AM - Noon at Bayside Christian Church 

Volunteer Appreciation Reception -- Saturday, Dec. 6, 3-6 PM at Brock Environmental Center

Our office will be closed Thursday and Friday, 
Nov. 27 & 28, for  

Volunteers Needed
Help LRNow move to our new offices at the Brock Environmental Center.
Help needed on Wed., Dec. 17 and Thurs., Dec. 18.
If you are interested in helping, please contact Dana at 757-962-5398 or 
 November Native Plant of the Month
American Beautyberry
Beautiful blooms in the summer
If you have a torn or faded Pearl Home flag, bring it to our office and we will exchange it for a new one.
Pearl Home Flag
One of our Pearl School students is make an outfit for the Trashion Show in February, 2015 from
the old flags. 
November Native Plant of the Month
American Beautyberry
Beautiful berries all winter.

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We hope you will generously support

Annual Giving Fund

We depend on the generosity and support of our community to continue the work we are doing to restore and protect the natural resources that we all cherish. 

Every dollar you donate goes to work in your community and 90% of our funds go directly into programs to educate and restore vital habitat.
You can give four ways:
Mail a check to our office at 1608 Pleasure House Rd, Suite 108, VB 23455

Go to our website, to contribute by credit or debit card.

Call Dana at 757-962-5398 to set up a automatic monthly

Or Contact Karen (757-962-5398 or
to make a stock donation.

All contributions are tax deductible.

for your support

We are grateful for the support of our community as we endeavor to restore and protect the river we love and all the beauty and life it provides. 
Happy Thanksgiving

Volunteer Appreciation Reception
Sunday, December 6, 3-6 PM, Brock Environmental Center

Our wonderful volunteers make everything possible at LRNow!  Whether you helped to build an oyster castle, planted a
etland, cleaned up trash in the river, spread the word at an event, helped us with office work, grew oysters, served on a committee, or any of the hundreds of ways that volunteers contribute to our work at LRNow, we want to thank you!

Please join us for a sunset reception at the new Brock Environmental Center on December 6th from 3-6 PM.

There will be refreshments and tours of our new home in the Brock Environmental Center as well as the opportunity to meet other LRNow volunteers and enjoy the beauty of Pleasure House Point.

To RSVP, please contact Dana at 757-962-5398 or  

 For All of Our
Oyster Kings and Queens

LRNow is turning mere peasants into royalty this holiday season!
Gift your loved ones with an Oyster Castle at the Laskin Gateway Project, to be constructed spring 2015.  We need 420 castle blocks to build our oyster kingdom, and they are available for purchase at $10 per block or $250 for a whole castle. 

You will receive an acknowledgement card to give to the recipient and all donors and recipients will be listed in our quarterly newsletter.  To purchase a castle for your king or queen  click here, call us at 757-962-5398, or stop by our office.

Tree Pick-Up
Friday, Dec. 5, 10 AM-6 PM and Saturday, Dec. 6, 9 AM-Noon 
Bayside Christian Church

Thank you to those who ordered trees from us and helped us reach our goal of 500 new trees planted in 2014!

Your trees will be available for pick-up on Friday, Dec. 5th, from 10 AM-6 PM and Saturday, Dec. 6th, from 9 AM- Noon.  Bayside Christian Church is hosting our tree pick-up and they are located at 2224 Greenwell Road off of Shore Drive. 

These trees need to get into the ground as quickly as possible, so any trees not picked up by noon on Saturday will be available for adoption on a first come, first served basis thereafter.

If you have any questions, please contact Dana or Trista at 757-962-5398 or and
Gifts for Everyone on Your List
Think about LRNow for your Holiday Purchases
  LRNow Merchandise
Tees in Short and Long Sleeves, Aprons, Fleece Vests, Sweatshirts, Rain Coats, Oyster Knives,
Children's Shirts, Caps, Knit Hats,
and our beautiful hardcover Lynnhaven Book
For information about all of our merchandise or to place an order, go to
Native Plant of the Month:    
Callicarpa americana or
American Beautyberry

This is one of our favorites and will attract birds to your yard.  It grows to 4-6 feet and spreads to 4-6 feet.  Lilac colored flowers will appear in the summer and the beautiful magenta berries will stay all winter.  It is a fast grower and can be pruned aggressively prior to new spring growth.  It is a good understory shrub.

To order a plant, call, 962-5398, or email   
Cost is $ 22.