Lynnhaven River NOW E-News  
August 4, 2016  
Upcoming LRNow Events 

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

Fri, August 12 -- Walk-In Movie, 7:30 PM, BEC

Sat, September 10 -- Paddle Fest and Cookout

Thurs, October 20 -- City Council Candidates Forum
6:30-8:30 PM

Sat, October 22 -- FALL FESTIVAL

To register for any of these programs contact 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 -- 


Jody Ullmann-- 

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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,
 or email   
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: 
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 or call 757-962-5398

  Several Ways to Enjoy the

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
or email

Register online at: 
Citizen Scientist Volunteer Opportunity
Monthly Water Quality Sample

Interested in becoming a citizen scientist?  Curious to find out what's in your water?  We are looking for a volunteer to gather water q
uality data once monthly (second Monday of every month) in Thalia 
Creek and deliver the sample to the
Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center.  You must have transportation.  Please email if you are interested in this volunteer opportunity. 
Thank you! 

August Native Plant of the Month
Hamemalis virginiana

Height: 15-20 feet 
Spread: 15-20 feet 
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade 
Soil: Moist, Acidic, Medium-Well Drained 
Flowers: Showy, Fragrant, Yellow 
Bloom Time: October - December
The bark and leaves of Witchhazel have
medicinal properties and can be used to produce
a topical astringent.

1 gallon is $30 and 3 gallon is $50 
To order, please contact