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

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

August 24 -- Social Media Training, 10-Noon at Brock Environmental Center

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
Social Media Training
Monday, Aug. 24, 10-Noon

Do you ever feel like tech- nology is passing you by?  Would you like to know more about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media?

This Social Media Training is free for all LRNow Committee members and volunteers.  Monday, August 24, 10-Noon, at the Brock Environmental Center.  To register, contact Dana@LRNow.org or call 757-962-5398. 
 
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
August Native Plant

Purple Lovegrass
Order from  
  Dana@LRNow.org

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  
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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  

           Brock Environmental Center              

 
Fun, Educational and Family-Friendly
Beautiful Nature-Inspired Artwork
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 Emily@LRNow.org or call 757-962-5398. 
 
Coastal Virginia Give Back Awards
Today is the LAST DAY to VOTE

Coastal Virginia Magazine is pleased to present the 4th annual Giving Back Awards presented by Old Point National Bank, designed to honor Coastal Virginia's outstanding non-profit organizations.
 
LRNow is in the running.  You can add your vote -- http://www.coastalvirginiamag.com/Giving-Back-voting-2015.  Be sure you do it today. 

Don't Drill Virginia
Yard Signs Available
 
LRNow has taken a position in opposition to drilling for oil and gas off the coast of Virginia.  We have made too much progress restoring our oysters and other marine species, restoring water quality and our wetlands to put it all at risk.  More information about our position is available on our website.
If you share our position, yard signs like the one pictured are available in our office at the Brock Environmental Center. 
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  Dana@LRNow.org or call 757-962-5398.

Chuck Guthrie, Great Egret
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 Jody@LRNow.org or 757-962-5398.  
August
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 Dana@LRNow.org
 or 757-962-5398