Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
February 5, 2016  
Upcoming Events 

February 13 -- Floating Wetland Island Workshop for Teachers

February 13 -- 2016 River Cleanups Begin

February 23 -- Ocean Frontiers II, ODU Theater

February 27 -- Trashion Show at Lynnhaven Mall, 11 AM-3 PM

March 6 -- MOCA Family Fest

March 11 -- Legends of the Fly

March 19 -- MOCA Teen Takeover Cleanup

March 19 -- POW Workshop, 9 AM- 2 PM
rescheduled from January

14th Annual Oyster Roast
You don't want to miss this event.  Mark your calendar now.
Saturday, April 16th
for the 14th Annual LRNow  
Oyster Roast.
See you there!

Ocean Frontiers II
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6-8 PM
ODU Theater
4608 Hampton Blvd

 Film and panel discus
sion.  Come and learn about the draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Plan being released for public review this spring. 
For more information:
February Native Plant
Cornus sericea or Red Twig Dogwood
to order:
Legends of the Fly
MOCA, March 12

A day of immersive fly fishing experience including the Able Women Team, Auction, 3 Award Winning Films, presentations on local fishing opportunities, conservation, and casting lessons.
For more information:
Benefits LRNow.
MOCA Year of Water
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Crystal Wagner:
Surface Tension
January 30 - April 17, 2016
Artist Crystal Wagner's installations abound as they reach through, over and around their environments.  Wagner's work draws from many different disciplines including drawing, sculpture, and printmaking. The hybrid forms mimic and reference natural, organic shapes and environments. Yet, they are sourced from cheap and readily available materials. In January 2016, Wagner will create an installation with water as a source of inspiration at MOCA
MOCA Family Fest -- Saturday March 6

MOCA Teen Takeover -- March 19

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.
River Cleanup
Saturday, February 13, 9 AM- Noon

Join us as we kickoff the 2016 cleanup season at Lynnhaven Parkway and Potter's Road.
Land and water based volunteers are welcome.  There will be lots of work for everyone.
For more information or to register, please contact, or call
Floating Wetlands Workshop
February 13th, 9 AM-3 PM, Brock Center

Open to anyone interested in Floating Wetlands Islands and wants to learn more about their effectiveness and construction.  $15 fee covers the cost of lunch and snacks.

Morning presentations will cover the science behind floating wetland islands, recent research, plant choice and design, and project planning.

After lunch we will learn from a panel of people who have implemented floating wetlands islands and will explore ways to integrate this project into your curriculum. 

To register, contact, 
or call 757-962-5398.  
Trashion Shows
February 27, Lynnhaven Mall
High School at 11 AM
Middle School at 3 PM 

Their creativity and skill will amaze you!  See this terrific show of fashions all made with re-purposed materials, things that otherwise would have ended up in the trash or the recycling bin.

Join us in the newly remodeled Center Court of Lynnhaven Mall to support these talented students and have a great time!

For more information: or
Managing Phragmites
Saturday, February 27, 9:30-Noon
Ernie Morgan Center in Norfolk

Join the Norfolk Environmental Commission and the VA Department of Conservation and Recreation in learning more about this invasive wetland plant.  Attendees will learn about: its biology, history, how it spreads, why it is a problem and how to control it. 

To register or for more information: or call 757-441-1347

POW Workshop for Teachers and Anyone Interested in Restoring Wetlands
March 19, 8 AM- 2 PM, Brock Environmental Center  

Join us for this day long workshop which introduces participants to the step-by step process for creating or enhancing wetlands.  POW! guides participants through wetland design and construction with the goal of utilizing the habitat as an outdoor classroom.  Leave with cross curricular activities that allow students to participate in the design, installation, and monitoring of a schoolyard wetland habitat.
Brings wetlands alive in the classroom and provides access to over 25 STEAM activities that transform students into wetlands designers.

POW!  The Planting of Wetlands, March 19, 8 AM - 2 PM
$55 per participant includes the curriculum guide. 
This workshop has been rescheduled from January.  If you registered and paid in January, you are automatically registered for the March 19th date.

To register, contact, or call 757-962-5398,

Stephan's living shoreline

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 Renew your membership and help us continue all of these great programs.
Native Plant of the Month: 
Cornus sericea or
Red Twig Dogwood 
Height: 6-9 feet
Spread: 7-10 feet
Full sun to part shade
Showy clusters of whitish flowers
Deciduous shrub; loses leaves in winter and show off its beautiful red stems.
1 gallon size for $9; a few 3 gallon size for $29

To Order: Contact 
 or 757-962-5398

So Many Opportunities to Get Involved in 2016. 
What are you waiting for?