Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
November 21, 2015  
Upcoming Events
December 6 -- Native Wreath Workshop, 1 PM

December 6 -- Volunteer Appreciation Event,
3-6 PM

December 13 & 14 --
Holiday Markets

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

January 29-31 -- Winter Wildlife Festival

14th Annual Oyster Roast
Crack open your 2016 calendar and mark Saturday, April 16th for the 14th Annual LRNow
Oyster Roast.
See you there!

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Become a Member Today
 Renew your membership and help us continue all of these great programs.
Got Pots?
Now you can return them to LRNow to be reused. 
When you pick up your native plants each month, you can return your empty pots and they will be returned to the grower for reuse.  Don't throw them away when they can be used again.  There is a can for the pots by the bottom of the steps at the Brock Center in the same area where you pick up your plants.
Thank you 
November Native Plant

Oakleaf Hydrangea
Order from
Winter Wildlife 
January 29-31 
Many opportunities to learn and enjoy our beautiful winter wildlife.  For more information;  
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.
Native Wreath Workshop
Date Changed!  Now on Sunday, December 6th, 1 PM

This is your opportunity to make a beautiful wreath for your front door or your office for this holiday season that is completely made from local, native materials, including oyster shell accents.   

The cost is $50 and includes a wide selection of materials, everything you will need and instructors to assist you. 

Join us for this fun event on Sunday, December 6th, at 1 PM in the Brock Environmental Center.

To register, please contact 

LRNow Holiday Markets
Shop Locally and Support LRNow
LRNow Merchandise
Shop for all your favorite LRNow gear, gift memberships, rain barrels, and more as well as beautiful locally made and sustainable items.

All Markets are at the
Brock Environmental Center

Sunday, December 13, 1-7 PM and

Monday, December 14, Noon-6 PM
LRNow Gear, Locally-Made and Sustainable crafts and gifts
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 Provision 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.

Save Those Shells
Public Drop Off Locations

Remember to save and recycle your oyster and clam shells this holiday season.  Shells can be dropped off at any of these public drop off locations:


1.  Virginia Aquarium (East Parking Lot), 717 General Booth Boulevard

2.  Welton's Seafood, 940 Laskin Road

3.  LRNow Main Office at the Brock Center, Corner of Chesterfield and East Stratford

4.  LRNow Satellite Office, 1608 Pleasure House Road, #109

5.  Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center, 1989 Jake Sears Road.   


Thank you.  Your shells will be used to build oyster reefs in our Virginia Beach waterways. 


Native Plant of the Month:  
Hydrangea quercifolia
Oakleaf Hydragea 
Height:  6-8 feet 
Spread:  6-8 feet 
Full Sun to part shade 
Soil: medium moisture and well drained 
Flower colors: white, green, pinkish-purple
Deciduous, perennial shrub 
$22 for three gallon size, 1-2 feet 
To Order: Contact
 or 757-962-5398