Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
April 19, 2015  
Thank you for supporting our 13th Annual Oyster Roast
Upcoming Events

April-June -- Growing Wetlands in the Classroom plantings

May-June -- Oyster Reef Construction

May 3 -- Bird Walk at PHP, 7:30 AM
Register with Dana@LRNow.org

May 9 -- Cleanup at Beach Garden Park, 9-Noon
Register with  Dana@LRNow.org
May 20 -- Spat Catcher Workshop


Life Jackets Needed
Do you have a life jacket that you are no longer using?  Maybe you have a child's size jacket that your children have outgrown.  LRNow can use your gently used life jackets.  You can drop them off at our office at the Brock Environmental Center or call us at 757-962-5398.
Thanks!
 
Kroger Community Rewards 
Do you shop at Kroger?  Please take a minute to add Lynnhaven River NOW as your Community Rewards recipient and help support our Pearl Homes Program.

You need to register your Kroger card online.  Once your card is registered, go to www.kroger.com and enter NPO number 84664 or our name on the right side of your information page.  Or call 800-576-4377 and select option 4 to register your card to support LRNow's Pearl Homes program  
April Native Plant

Wild Geranium
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Volunteers Needed
Thank you for your help with our Wetlands Restoration Work
at Pleasure House Point 
 
We need additional people to help with the Growing Wetlands In the Classroom plantings at Pleasure House Point. Jody will give you very clear instructions and all the training you need to have a fun time with the students.

GWIC
Help is needed on the following dates:
Mon, April 20, 9:30-12:30 -- 4 people
Thurs, April 23, 9:30-1:30 -- 4 people
Fri, April 24, 9:30-12:30 -- 4 people 
Thurs, April 29 -- 9:30-12:30 -- 2 people
Thurs, April 30 -- 9:30-12:30 -- 3 people
Fri, May 1 -- 9:30-1:00 -- 4 people
Sat, May 2 -- 12:30-1:30 -- 2 people
Wed, May 13 -- 10:00-12:30 -- 4 people
Thurs, May 14 -- 9:30-12:00 -- 4 people
Fri, May 15 -- 9:30-12:00 -- 3 people
Tues, May 19 -- 11:00-1:00 -- 2 people
Mon, June 8 -- 9:30-12:00 -- 4 people

Please contact Jody@LRNow.org to sign up for the opportunity to help out with these important projects.

More Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you for your help with our Oyster Restoration Projects

We have eight reef construction projects coming up in the next two months and will also be deploying our spat catchers for the 2015 spat season. 
  spat catchers
Help is needed on the following dates:
Wed, April 29 -- 9:00-12:00 -- Filling spat catcher cubes -- 6-8 people
Thurs, May 21 -- 9:00-12:00 -- Moving oyster castle blocks -- 10 people
Wed, June 3 -- Moving oyster shell to the Aquarium -- 4 people
Thurs, June 4 -- Construction of the Aquarium Reef -- 6-8 people
New dates will be added as they are scheduled.

Please contact Laurie@LRNow.org to sign up for these opportunities to help with oyster restoration.

Thank you
Next River Cleanup
Saturday, May 9th, 9-Noon
Beach Garden Park
To Register or for more information: 757-962-5398 or Dana@LRNow.org 
 
Join LRNow and the Audobon Society for an early morning bird walk at Pleasure House Point on Sunday,
May 3rd at 7:30 AM. 
For more information or to register:
Dana@LRNow.org or 757-962-5398
April
Native Plant of the Month:
Geranium maculatum
Wild Geranium
 
 
    Height: 1.5-2 feet 
Spread: 1-1.5 feet 
Full Sun to Part Shade 
Flowers are pink to lilac 
Good alternative to invasive Periwinkle as a groundcover 
 
To Order: Contact Dana@LRNow.org or 757-962-5398
$7 each