Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
April 19, 2016  
Upcoming LRNow Events  
Tuesdays, March 29-April 26th -- Landscape for Life Course

April 23 -- River Cleanup, 9-Noon

May 7 -- First Spring Bird Walk at Pleasure House Point

May 14 -- Great American Cleanup!  Beach Garden Park, 8:30-Noon

June 1 -- Spat Catcher Workshop, 6-7:30 PM,
Brock Environmental Center

Thursday, April 21, 6 PM
Croc's on 19th Street

The federal government listened to the people and removed Virginia and the rest of the Atlantic from the upcoming offshore drilling program.  This is a huge victory for our Virginia Coasts, our Rivers, and the Ocean. 

Join us at Croc's on Thursday to celebrate!

River Cleanup 

Saturday, April 23rd


9:00- Noon

For more information or to register, contact

or call 757-962-5398

Next Cleanup
Mark your calendar now for the Great American Cleanup at Beach Garden Park on Saturday, May 14th,
8:30 AM- 12 PM.


Native Plant:

Mountain Laurel 

  Mountain Laurel
To Order Contact

Tuesday, April 19th,
7 PM
VB Central Library
A collection of short films highlighting the impacts of offshore drilling on coastal ecosystems and communities.  These events are a chance to learn more about seismic airgun blasting, network with other interested people and take action to protect not only our own coast, but communities around the nation threatened by offshore drilling.
Tuesday, April 19th, 7 PM
Virginia Beach Central Library
Thursday, April 21st, 7 PM
Sandy Bottom Nature Preserve, Hampton
Tuesday, May 3rd, 7 PM, ODU Theater, 4608 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk.
Sponsored by the Sierra Club

JVBGC Flower Sale
Wednesday, April 20th,
10 AM - 3 PM
Galilee Church, Pacific Avenue

Blue Planet Forum: Water, Water Everywhere
Sunday, May 15th, 2:00-3:30 PM, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia
An Expert Panel Exploring How Water Inspires and Influences Us
Jeff Corbin, Former EPA Senior Advisor for the Bay
Dave Harp, Chesapeake Bay Photographer
Russell Lord, Freeman Family Curator of Photographs, New Orleans Museum of Art
Peyton Robertson, Director of NOAA, Chesapeake Bay Office
Sponsored by Chesapeake Bay Foundation, NOAA, Chrysler Museum of Art, and ODU

Donate or
Become a Member Today

 Renew your membership and help us continue all of these great programs.
Thank you for a Great
Oyster Roast 

It was a wonderful day to celebrate our beautiful
Virginia Beach waterways!
Thank you to everyone who bought tickets to the event, bid on our auction items, participated in our raffle, donated to the auction or raffle, volunteered to make the event run smoothly, or joined in our oyster shucking contest. 


And a special thank you to our Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
71st Street Anglers and Marlyn Development  
Great Outdoor Provision Company 
Harry & Calvert Lester 
Lynnhaven Oyster Company 
PRA Group 
Runnymede Corp

Silver Sponsors:
Adventure Park at the Aquarium 
Monarch Bank

Bronze Sponsors
Beach Bully
Brown - Forman 
Checkered Flag Motor Car Company
Kerr Environmental
Pleasure House Oysters 
WPL Site Design  
Thank you! 

First Spring Birdwalk

Saturday, May 7, 7:30 AM

Pleasure House Point    


Join LRNow staff and Audubon Society guides for a birdwalk at Pleasure House Point.

We will meet at 7:30 AM, Saturday, May 7th, on Marlin Bay Drive for a pleasurable and interesting walk at Pleasure House Point.

The walking pace is gentle with frequent stops for viewing and photography.  Total walk is less than three miles. This is a good opportunity to join knowledgeable birders at Pleasure House Point whether you are experienced or a beginner.

For more information or to register, contact or call 757-962-5398.

Pearl Home: Tip of the Month

Are our sunny spring days making you think about your garden again?


As you start to plan for this year's garden, think about removing some of your turf grass and replacing it with a planted bed. 

Mulched beds with native shrubs, perennials, and colorful annuals will add beauty to your landscape.  At the same time, they allow rainwater to soak into the ground rather than running off into the storm drain and into our rivers and lakes. 


In addition, native plants are designed for our climate conditions and once established should not need irrigation or fertilizer.  This is an added benefit to our rivers and lakes. 


Fertilizer runoff is a major cause of excess algae and dead zones in our waterways. 


For more information, visit the Pearl Home section of our website,


Mary Paul Callis's Pearl Home


April Native Plant of the Month:
Mountain Laurel

Kalmia latifolia


Height: 5-15 feet
Spread: 5-15 feet
Prefers part shade and
moist, acidic, humusy, well-drained soils
Flower color: rose to white with purple markings
Broadleaf evergreen, shrub or small tree
Limited quantities are available.
$55 for 2-3 gallon size
To order, contact or
call 757-962-5398

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