Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
March 19, 2016  
Upcoming Events 

March 19 -- River Cleanup

March 18 -- MOCA Teen Takeover Cleanup

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

March 23 -- Balloon and Plastic Bag Summit, 3 PM 

March 29 -- Landscape for Life Course begins

April 1 -- Thank you for your Auction Donations

April 16 -- 14th Annual Oyster Roast

April 17 -- Bat House Workshop, 1-3 PM

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:
Pearl Home Tip of the Month:
Spring Cleaning Tips 
Are you cleaning out your closets or the garage this spring?  Remember these helpful tips. 


1.  REUSE -- All used household items, furniture, toys, and clothing in good condition can be donated to one of many thrift stores in our area.  Not only does this keep useful items out of the landfill, but it gives these items a second life and helps others. 

2.  RECYCLE -- Recycle paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, drink and food cans, and glass bottles in your blue curbside recycle cart or recycle drop off location. 


Properly dispose of old paint, automotive fluids, fertilizers, cleaners, and other household hazardous waste by taking them to the Landfill and Resource Recovery Center on Jake Sears Road.   

4.  REFUSE -- And best, choose wisely when shopping to avoid waste altogether.

For more information, visit
or call Public Works at 757-385-4650. 

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
For more information:
Oyster Roast Auction Items
An Important Way to Support LRNow

We are accepting items for the Silent Auction at the 14th Annual LRNow Oyster Roast. 

Pottery, Glass, Photography, Artwork,
Gift Certificates, Jewelry, Gift Baskets, Event Tickets and More.

Please contact our office to make arrangements for your donation to be delivered or picked up by April 1st.  Call us at 757-962-5398 or email

All donations are tax deductible and proceeds from the Oyster Roast Auction support our LRNow Pearl School program.

Thank you!
Thank You!
Offshore Drilling Lease Sale Withdrawn

Thank you to everyone who helped to prevent oil and gas drilling off the shore of Virginia. 

On Tuesday, March 15th, the Obama Administration announced that the proposed sale of oil and gas drilling leases off of the shores of Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia would be suspended.  This decision was reached in part because of the opposition expressed by people along the coast.  Thank you for making your voices heard.

This is a victory for clean water and clean beaches!
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

Build A Bat House
Natural Mosquito Control Workshop
Sunday, April 17th, 1-3 PM
Brock Environmental Center 

Did you know that each Little Brown Bat can eat 1,200 mosquitoes per hour?

Build and decorate a bat house to help our local bat populations, and learn about other ways that you can help control mosquitoes naturally!

We will provide all materials, tools, and instructions for installation.
Cost is $50 and you will take your bat house home the same day.

To register, call 757-962-5398 or email

Donate or
Become a Member Today
 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?