Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
July 7, 2016  
Upcoming LRNow Events 

Back by Popular Demand:
SPAT Preschool Program
Four Tuesdays -- July 12, July 19, July 26, and August 2

Sat, August 6 -- Bird Walk and Nature Hike
, 7:30-9:30 AM

Fri, August 12 -- Walk-In Movie

Sat, September 10 -- Paddle Fest and Cookout

Thurs, October 20 -- City Council Candidates Forum

Sat, October 22 -- FALL FESTIVAL

To register for any of these programs contact or
call 757-962-5398

Summer Adventures:
Paddle and Hike
Fun Events for the Whole Family!

Monthly Bird Walks and Nature Hikes at Pleasure House Point-7:30-9:30 AM
August 6.

August 12th -- "Walk-In Movie" night at the Brock Environmental Center featuring Racing Extinction

September 10th -- Paddle Fest -- River History Tour, Standup Paddle Board Race, Picnic.  Launch from the Brock Environmental Center

For more information or to register for any of these programs, contact or call 757-982-5398

Two Volunteer Opportunities
Build a Living Shoreline
We will be installing a living shoreline at a property on Kline Drive in Virginia Beach on Wednesday, July 13th.  We need 10 volunteers and will begin work at 9 AM.  It should be completed in 5 hours.  This is a great way to learn more about living shorelines.  Any help will be appreciated!  For more information or to volunteer, please contact

Oyster Research Volunteers
We are seeking three volunteers on each of these days, July 12, 13, 14 and 15, to carpool with us to VIMS is Gloucester Point where we will sort microscopic organisms that dwell on Lynnhaven River oyster reefs.  You will receive all the training you will need.  Volunteers must commit for the whole day from 9 AM - 5 PM and be prepared to spend the day looking through a microscope.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn about oyster reefs and the organisms that call them home.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact

July Native Plant of the Month
Aster novae-angliae or
New England Aster

Height: 3-6 feet 
Spread: 2-3 feet 
Light Requirements: Full Sun 
Soil: Moist, Rich, Well Drained 
Flowers: Showy, Deep Pink or Purple 
Asters attract butterflies, birds, bees and other pollinators and will tolerate clay soils.

1 gallon is $10 
To order, please contact 
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