Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
March 4, 2016  
Upcoming Events 

March 6 --
MOCA Family Fest 

March 7-9 --
Marine Debris Summit at VIMS 

March 10 -- Public Policy Committee Meeting 

March 11
 -- Legends of the Fly 

March 11 & 12 --McDonald's Garden Center Show

March 17 -- Prayer Breakfast for Faith Communities

March 17 -- Oyster Restoration Committee

March 17 -- Shorelines Committee

March 19 -- River Cleanup

March 18 -- MOCA Teen Takeover Cleanup

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

March 29 -- Landscape for Life Course begins

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!

March Native Plant
Golden Wood Poppy
to order:
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 18

For more information:
"Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere."
~Emma Smith 
Don't Drill Virginia
Yard Signs Available

Only a few weeks remain to take Virginia out of the Offshore Lease Sale program.

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, please contact:

--Governor McAuliffe

--Senator Kaine

 --Senator Warner

 --Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 

Volunteers Needed
Outdoor Show at McDonald's Garden Center
March 11-13, 9 AM - 6 PM
Jump into spring at the McDonald's Outdoor Show, March 11-13.  You can help LRNow at the same time.  Volunteers are needed for all time slots.  Pick your favorite time and sign up below.
Here is the link for volunteers to sign up- 
For more information about the show, go to:  
Legends of the Fly!
MOCA, March 12th

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 Lynnhaven River NOW!

Landscape for Life!
Starts March 29th

Every home landscape has the potential to help clean our water and our air, reduce flooding, cool our city, and combat climate change.  

Yet conventional gardening practices too often work against nature, damaging our environment's ability to provide these natural benefits that support the health and well-being of you, your family, and your community.  

Landscape for Life will show you how to work with nature, no matter where you live whether you garden on a suburban lot, a 20-acres farm, or the common area of your condominium.  

The course begins on March 29th and will meet every Tuesday evening through April 26th, 6-8 PM, at the Brock Environmental Center.  The cost is $75 per person or $100 per household (2 people) and includes all instructional materials and snacks.   To register, contact

The Mahi Mah's Oysterfest has been canceled.  However, they will be featuring a special oyster menu this weekend and contributing to LRNow.
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: 
Stylophorum diphyllum or
Golden Wood Poppy  
Height: 1-1.5 feet
Spread: 0.75-1 feet
Part shade to Full shade
Soil: Medium to wet, humusy soils
Showy yellow flowers

1 Gallon -- $10.00

To Order: Contact 
 or 757-962-5398

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