Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
July 27, 2016  
Upcoming LRNow Events 

Last Preschool Class this summer -- 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 Dana@LRNow.org or
call 757-962-5398

Save the Date

 Annual Fall Festival and
Sustainable Living Expo

Saturday, October 22
Family Fun

Brock Environmental Center and Pleasure House Point
Junior Master Naturalists Club
Spaces Available for the 2016-2017 School Year

 
The Virginia Junior Master Naturalists Program is dedicated to inspiring children and teens to
  • have fun in nature
  • learn about the natural environment
  • become environmental stewards in the community
  • develop an affinity for nature

Registration is currently open for the next year.  Programs are on Sundays, 1:30-5:30 and most meetings are held at the Brock Environmental Center and Pleasure House Point Natural Area.

 

Open to children ages 8-13

Also accepting applications for Teen Leaders (14-18)

 

Meeting begin September 7, 2016 and extend through August 19, 2017

 

For more information or to register contact:

Suzanne Moss --

srubinmoss@aol.com 

or

Jody Ullmann--

Jody@LRNow.org 

Donate or
Become a Member Today
  

 Renew your membership and help us continue all of these great programs.
Call our office for more information about contributing to LRNow's work,
757-962-5398,
 or email Karen@LRNow.org   
Don't Miss Out

End the Summer and Move into Fall with These Fun Learning Opportunities for the Whole Family 


Movie Night -- Friday, August 12th at the
Brock Environmental Center


Featured Attraction:
Racing Extinction 
for more information on the film: www.racingextinction.com 
recommended for children ages 11 and older

Added Attraction:  Telescopes on the Deck with ODU Scientists
Fun starts at 7:30 PM

Movie Night is free but preregistration is desired at
Dana@LRNow.org or call 757-962-5398

  Several Ways to Enjoy the

 Lynnhaven
Paddle Fest
Saturday, September 10th
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM 

$40 per person for paddling events, cookout, and event tee shirt    

Kayak Into History Tour
 
Kayak into History for a trip back in time to several historic sites along the Western Branch of the Lynnhaven River.  A historian will accompany the trip as will skilled kayak guides.(2 hour tour)
Bring your own kayak or canoe.  Limited to 20 people

Ebbing Tide Eco Tour  
Have you wanted to try out a paddle board?  Join this tour for an informative tour of the beautiful Lynnhaven.  The calm waters of Pleasure House Creek offer a peaceful and relaxing saltwater marsh to explore.  Enjoy seeing a kingfisher catch its next meal or identify critters in our habitat cubes located throughout the wetland. (2 hour tour)  Paddleboards will be provided. Limited to 9 people

Wild River Outfitters Western Branch Paddle
Enjoy a lovely paddle in the Western Branch of the Lynnhaven.  Explore marsh islands and see a variety of wildlife: oysters, herons and egrets, snails, fish and more.  Bring your own kayak or canoe for this 2 hour tour.  Limited to 20 people.

Cost: $40 per person includes one paddle event, food and drinks at the cook-out, and an event tee-shirt

For more information go to
LRNow.org/upcoming-events
 
or email Emily@LRNow.org

Register online at: 
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 Dana@LRNow.org