Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
August 7, 2015  
Upcoming Events

Citizen Scientist Water Sample Drop-Off -- Sundays, 3-5 PM at Brock Environmental Center parking lot

August 8
-- River Cleanup, 9-Noon

August 13 -- Solar Coop Meeting, 6:30 PM, Lynnhaven Colony Church

September 19 -- Fall Festival & HR Sustainable Living Expo
Mark Your Calendar

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

August Native Plant

Purple Lovegrass
Order from

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:
Donate or
Become a Member Today
 Support LRNow 

Renew your membership and help us continue all of these great programs.

5th Annual Fall Festival and

Sustainable Living Expo

 Saturday, Sept. 19th, 11:00-3:00

Pleasure House Point and  

the Brock Environmental Center              

Fun, Educational and Family-Friendly
Hands-on Nature Activities
Celebrity Chef Demos
Native Plant Sale
Eco-friendly Vendors
Live Animals
Delicious Locally-Sourced Food
Pirates/Living Historians
Much More!

If your business or organization would like to have a booth at this event, please contact or call 757-962-5398. 
3rd Annual Osprey Survey
98 Nests Identified on the Lynnhaven

For the 3rd year, the Virginia Aquarium and the Center for Conservation Biology at The College of William and Mary have conducted a two month-long Osprey survey of the Lynnhaven River identifying 98 nests. 

To learn more about our local Osprey and how and why their population is growing, go to our LRNow blog at:
Guided Bird Walks at Pleasure House Point
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.  There 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
Solar Coop Meeting
Thursday, August 13, 6:30 PM

Want to go solar? Join the Virginia Beach & South Hampton Roads Solar Co-op and save! 

The Virginia Beach Solar Co-op has now expanded to include all of South Hampton Roads.  Ever wanted to to solar but weren't sure where to start?  Come to an informational
meeting on Thursday, August 13th, at 6:30 PM at Lynnhaven Colony Congregational Church (2217 W. Great Neck Road) and find out how the Virginia Sun Solar Co-op can help and reduce your costs. 

For more information, go to the co-op's webpage at: 
Items Needed
Thank you for your help

Do you have a dress form that we can borrow to display some of the Trashion Show outfits at the Fall Festival on September 19th?  We need several manikins or dress forms to use that day.  We will return them to you after the Festival.  Thanks for your help.

Do you have a child's or adult's life jacket that you are no longer using?  LRNow is in need of life jackets for shoreline plantings and other activities. Thank you for checking your garage or shed.

For more information, contact or 757-962-5398.  
Native Plant of the Month:  
Erogrostis spectablis
Purple Lovegrass 
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet 
Full Sun  
Flowers are soft reddish-purple
Tolerates well drained, dry or sandy soil
  $8 for one gallon size
To Order: Contact
 or 757-962-5398