Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
January 9, 2015  
Upcoming Events

Sat., Jan.10 -- Growing  
Wetlands Training for Teachers

Mon & Tues, Jan 26-27 -- Sustainability in  the Classroom for Teachers

Tues & Wed, Feb 3-4 --
Project WET training for Teachers

Fri, Sat, & Sun, Feb 6-8 --
Winter Wildlife Festival

Sat, Feb 14 -- Land-based River Cleanup, 9-Noon

Sat, Feb 28 -- 2nd Annual Lynnhaven Trashion Show, Lynnhaven Mall, 1-3 PM

Sun, March 1 -- Taste of Tidewater Oyster Tour 

Mar 4-7 -- Green Schools National Conference, VA Beach Convention Center 
We have moved to the Brock Environmental Center
3663 Marlin Bay Drive. 

Our phone number, 757-962-5398, and our email addresses have not change. 

Stop by and see us. 

13th Annual
Oyster Roast
Saturday, April 18th
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 from the old flags. 
January Native Plant of the Month
Beautiful berries all winter.

Shop at AmazonSmile 
and Amazon will make a donation to:
Happy New Year and Thank You
for your generous responses to our
Annual Giving Campaign!

Winter Wildlife Festival

February 5 - 8, Great Neck Recreation Center 

This is your chance to witness winter wildlife all around Virginia Beach; whether it's following fascinating bird activity, exploring the natural areas of our community or the musings of harbor seals near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.  Learn what it takes to properly observe and identify wildlife in their natural settings.

The festival kicks off with a talk by renowned wildlife photographer, Kevin Karlson, on Friday, Feb 6,
7 PM, at the Oberndorf Central Library sponsored by LRNow and Back Bay Restoration Foundation.

The schedule includes an LRNow Pleasure House Point Birding trip, 1-4:30 on Saturday, Feb. 7, and a Rain Barrel workshop, 10-11 AM on the 7th.

For a complete schedule or to register for any of the many outings and informational sessions, go to

River Cleanup, Potters Road, Land-Based


Saturday, February 14th 

9 AM - Noon


To register or for more

information, contact us at

757-962-5398 or

Lynnhaven Trashion Show
Saturday, February 28th

Lynnhaven Mall Center Court, 1-3 PM


See the amazing outfits these high school students

are able to design and make out of all recycled and reused materials!  They will amaze and entertain you.


Come and support your school for the People's Choice Award.  Six high schools are participating:

Kempsville, Landstown, Cox, First Colonial, Green Run and Ocean Lakes.


Their creativity is impressive! 

Project WET Training for Teachers
 Tuesday and Wednesday, February 3 & 4
Project Wet Workshop

Project WET is a nationally developed, comprehensive water education program for
teachers and informal educators.  The workshop will give you background information and lesson plans and activities that you can take right back into the classroom with you. 

The Educator's Guide and the materials can only be obtained by attending the entire workshop. 

The cost for everything is $10.  To register for the workshop, February 3 and 4, 6-9 PM, Great Neck Recreation Center. 
Oyster Tours 
Taste Tidewater, LRNow, and Pleasure House Oysters
Oysters in Pleasure House Creek
Sunday, March 1

Taste Tidewater Tours and Pleasure House Oysters are teaming up for a culinary tour sure to blow you away.  A portion of each ticket supports LRNow's oyster restoration work.

To sign up for the March 1 tour or to schedule a private tour for your group, go to Taste Tidewater.

Native Plant of the Month:    
Ilex verticillata or Winterberry  

 Height: 3-12 ft.
Spread: 3-12  ft.
Part Shade to Full Sun
Blooms: June & July
Fruits: Aug - Feb.

Requires both a male and a female plant for fruiting.  
Can be planted any time, slow growing, upright, deciduous shrub.
Good alternative to invasive nandina or heavenly bamboo.
Tolerant of erosion, clay soil, wet, boggy, or swampy conditions, air pollution.

Birds love the berries in winter. 

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