Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
July 18, 2015  
Upcoming Events

July 25 -- Old Beach Farm Market, 8-Noon

August 1 -- PHP Bird Walk, 7:30 AM

August 8 -- River Cleanup, 9-Noon

Citizen Scientist Water Sample Drop-off --
Sunday, 3-5 PM at
Brock Environmental Center

September 19 -- Fall Festival & HR Sustainable Living Expo
Save the Date

October 14 -- Candidates Forum, Virginia Beach Oberndorf Central Library, 6:30-9:00 PM

Diamondback Terrapin

If you are walking at Pleasure House Point, watch out for our Diamondback Terrapin hatchlings and nesting adults.  And please keep your dog on a leash.
Maybe you will be lucky enough to see one of our beautiful terrapin
July Native Plant

Coastal Blazingstar
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Concert for Climate Action
Thursday, July 30th
5-8 PM, Norfolk 

Virginia Conservation Network and the Virginia Climate Action Campaign are sponsoring a celebration in honor of the Clean Power Plan roll-out!
Thursday, July 3th in the Norfolk Arts District. 
For more information
Do you have a crab pot in the Lynnhaven? 
Pick up four
turtle excluders
from LRNow 
and help protect our turtles. 
They are very easy to install. 
To get yours, stop by our office at the
Brock Environmental
By-Catch Reduction Device
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 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  
Shop at AmazonSmile 
and Amazon will make a donation to:
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Become a Member Today
 Support LRNow 

Renew your membership and help us continue all of these great programs.
    5th Annual Fall Festival
Contact  or go to the event website at if your company or organization would like to have a booth at the Fall Festival and Sustainable Living Expo on September 19.
Guided Bird Walks at Pleasure House Point
August 1 or September 5
7:30 AM  
All walks will be led by LRNow and the Audubon Society.  We will meet at 7:30 AM on Marlin Bay Drive and walk a loop in Pleasure House Point including a stop at the Brock Environmental Center.  The is no fee, but a $5 donation will be appreciated and help offset our costs.
For more information or to register, contact or call 757-962-5398.

Chuck Guthrie, Great Egret
Brock Center Public Tours
Come explore and learn about one of the most energy efficient and environmentally smart buildings in the world!
Ten tour dates in July and August are currently available.
To reserve a spot,
call 757-622-1964 x3312
 or email

Save Oyster Shell
Restaurants, Public Drop Off, & Events

LRNow has been doing an oyster and clam shell collection program in Virginia Beach since 2006.  During the past nine years, the program has really grown.  There are now 24 restaurants who are active participants, 5 public drop off locations and we have picked up shells from over 100 events. 

From our restaurants alone, we are currently averaging 250 bushels of shell each month. 

If you have served oysters or clams at home and have shells, you can take them to any of the following public drop-off locations:
  • 1608 Pleasure House Road, Suite 109 (our old office)
  • Brock Environmental Center Parking Lot (corner of Stratford and Chesterfield)
  • Whole Foods in Hilltop (by the loading dock)
  • Virginia Aquarium (east parking lot)
  • VB City Resource Recovery Center (Jake Sears Road)

 Look for the sticker above and our posters in these participating restaurants:





Chicks Oyster Bar

CP Shuckers Bayfront

Lynnhaven Fish House 

Coastal Grill

Captain Georges


501 City Grill


Sheraton Oceanfront

Harpoon Larry's

CP Shuckers Oceanfront


21st Street

Abbey Road

Ocean Eddies

Crocs 19th Street Eco-Bistro 


Lucky Oyster  

Blue Seafood

Founders Inn 


Please call us in advance on your oyster roast event and we will make arrangements to drop off the necessary equipment ahead of the event and pick up your shell after.  Call 757-962-5398 or email

Thank you!  All of this shell is used to build sanctuary oyster reefs in Virginia Beach. 


Next River Cleanup
Saturday, August 8th, 9-Noon
Come out and get muddy and join the fun!

To register or for more information:
757-962-5398 or 
Thank you for participating in our
Be Kind with Your Line cleanup in July
The crews picked up a five gallon bucket full of fishing line and 170 pounds of trash from two popular fishing areas on the Lynnhaven. 
Native Plant of the Month:  
Liatris spicata
Coastal Blazingstar 
Height: 2-4 feet 
Spread: 3/4 to 1 1/2 feet 
Full Sun  
Flowers are purple 
Good alternative to invasive Purple Loosestrife
Gayfeather is another common name for the
Liatris spicata 
  $7 for one gallon size
To Order: Contact
 or 757-962-5398