Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
October 2, 2015  
Upcoming Events

October 7 -- Living Waters: Wading In, Interfaith Summit

October 10 -- River Cleanup, 9-Noon

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

December 19 -- Surf-n-Santa Race, VB Convention Center and VB Boardwalk

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Renew your membership and help us continue all of these great programs.
Save Oyster Shell
Restaurants, Public Drop-Off Sites and Events

In addition to the 25
restaur- ants that participate in our Save Oyster Shell Program, LRNow has five locations where you can drop-off your shells from the oysters and clams that you enjoy at home. And we pick up shells from your Oyster Roast Event.

The Oyster Roast season has begun and we will work with your event coordinators to collect the shells from your event.  Contact Dana@LRNow.org for more information.

Five public drop-off sites are conveniently located for you:
1.  LRNow Annex Office -- 1608 Pleasure House Road, #109
2.  Brock Environmental Center Parking Lot at Chesterfield & East Stratford in Ocean Park
3.  Welton's Seafood at 940 Lasking Road
4.  VA Aquarium east parking lot on General Booth Boulevard
5.  City Resource Recovery Center on Jake Sears Road

Thank our participating restaurants:
21st Street Seafood Company
Abbey Road Restaurant
Blue Seafood and Spirits
Bubba's
Captain George's
Chick's Oyster Bar
Coastal Grill
CP Shuckers, Atlantic Ave.
CP Shuckers, Shore Drive
Croakers
Croc's 19th Street Bistro
Dockside
Five 01 City Grill
Harpoon Larry's
Lucky Oyster
Lynnhaven Fish House
Metropolitan Oyster Exchange
Ocean Eddie's
Rockafeller's
Sheraton Oceanfront Hotel
Steinhilber's
Swan Terrace
Tautog's
Yukai Seafood Buffet
 
All the shells are cured and then used to build sanctuary oyster reefs in our Virginia Beach waterways. Oysters are critical to the health of our waterways.  Not only does each oyster filter 50 gallons of water per day, but they also provide habitat for many of the marine species that live in our rivers.  

Thank you for recycling your shells and contributing to the health of our waterways and  we welcome Welton's to the program.
October Native Plant

Turtlehead
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  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.

Just twelve families enrolled in the Kroger program contributed $175 last quarter.  

Please consider registering your Kroger card online.  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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Stay safe and dry this weekend.  
Many weekend events have been canceled including our Saturday morning bird walk and the Shellfish Company Seafood Festival.
For information on tide levels, go to this NOAA site.
And please send us pictures of the river in your area at high tide.
Dockside Piers Under Water, Sept. 26th
Living Waters: Wading In
An Interfaith Summit
Wednesday, October 7th, Brock Environmental Center

Join us for an interfaith day of inspiring speakers, music, prayers, and lively collaborative workshops.


Learn how your faith community can "take the plunge"
to protect the health of our waters.

Check out the agenda and register at cbf.org/livingwaters or call the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Richmond office at 804-780-1392.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Pam@LRNow.org or call 757-962-5398.

Candidates Forum
Wednesday, October 14th, 6:30-8:30, VB Oberndorf Central Library
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On November 3rd, we will be electing the Delegates and Senators who will represent us in the General Assembly in Richmond.  Come to our forum and find out where they stand on the issues that are important to you.  

This event is Wednesday, October 14th, in the auditorium of the Virginia Beach Oberndorf Central Library.  The doors will open at 6:00 PM and we will begin promptly at 6:30 PM.

Co-sponsored by Princess Anne Garden Club, Virginia Beach Garden Club, Back Bay Restoration Foundation, Virginia Beach Council of Civic Organizations, and Lynnhaven River NOW.

No pre-registration is required.  For more information, 757-962-5398 or Karen@LRNow.org.
 
River Cleanup
Everyone Invited, Saturday, October 10th
Beach Garden Park, Laskin Road
Rich
All are welcome to join us as we pick up trash and debris from shorelines, wetlands and other areas at Beach Garden Park.  Much help is needed.

We will meet across from Farm Fresh at 9:00 AM and finish by noon.  For more information or to register, contact Dana@LRNow.org.

During the past year, our monthly clean-up volunteers have removed 4,686 pounds of marine debris from our waterways!

Surf-N-Santa 5 Miler
Benefits LRNow, Dec. 19th

Enjoy a beautiful run through the twinkling holiday lights on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and contribute to LRNow.
J&A Racing brings you the Great Outdoor Privision Co. Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler on December 19th.  Join us for the post-race party for the whole family in the Virginia Beach Convention Center.  

Register today and please make a charitable donation to LRNow when you register.
Thank you and enjoy the run.

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. 
 
October 
Native Plant of the Month:  
Chelone glabra
Turtlehead

 
Height:  2-3 feet 
Spread:  1-2 feet 
Full Sun to part shade 
Soil rich, moist to wet
Flowers are white
Turtlehead is deer resistant and 
attracts butterflies

$7 for one gallon size
 
To Order: Contact Dana@LRNow.org
 or 757-962-5398