Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
March 24, 2016  
Upcoming Events  

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 1 -- Oyster Roast Volunteer Request Going Out

April 9 -- Great Outdoors Provision Company Open House

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!
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. 

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 Renew your membership and help us continue all of these great programs.
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!
Landscape for Life!
Starts March 29th

A few spaces remain.  Sign up today.

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

We received questions about the PVC pipes in Long Creek by Inlet Fitness Gym, so we checked into it.

The pipes are for a dredging project going on right now to prepare the creek for the summer influx of boats.  I am happy to say they are temporary.

Laila Reef constructed by LRNow in Long Creek. 

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