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

Sat, September 10 -- Paddle Fest and Cookout
(Rain Date -- Sun, Sept 11)

Fri and Sat, Sept 9 & 10--
Virginia Environmental Assembly, Charlottesville

Sat, September 17 -- Cleanup at Scarborough Square

Sat, September 24 --
VA Beach Master Gardeners Fall Festival
AREC, Diamond Springs Rd.

Sat, Oct 1 -- Bird & Plant Walk, PHP, 7:30 AM

Sun, Oct 2 -- River Cleanup at Pleasure House Point

Sat, Oct 8 -- Shellfish Co Seafood Festival

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

Sat, October 22 -- FALL FESTIVAL

Sat, Nov 5 -- Bird and Plant Walk at PHP, 7:30 AM

Sat, Nov 19 -- Cleanup at Potters Road and Lynnhaven Parkway
To register for any of these programs contact or
call 757-962-5398

River Cleanups 
Three Fall Cleanups
All are 9 AM- Noon

All hands are needed to help with three river cleanups scheduled for this fall:

Sat, Sept. 17 in the Scarborough Square neighborhood

Sun, Oct 2 at Pleasure House Point

Sat, Nov 19 at Potters Road and Lynnhaven Parkway

 For more information or to register for any of these cleanups email or call our office at 757-962-5398.
Pink Muhly Grass
to order:
Virginia Environmental Assembly
September 9 & 10

Bringing together conservation leaders from across Virginia, the Environmental Assembly provides a forum for discussion on key environmental issues and an opportunity to strategize with like-minded individuals about the best ways to tackle threats to our natural environment.

This year's Assembly, scheduled Friday, September 9 through Saturday, September 10 in Charlottesville, VA, will feature a lively evening reception with state legislators and local elected officials; plenty of educational workshops; morning breakout sessions; and engaging field trips,

For more information or to register, go to

 See you there!
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,
 or email   

For more information, contact or call 757-962-5398.
Bird and Plant Walks
At Pleasure House Point, October 1 & November 5
Early birds really do have the best chance of seeing birds and native pleants.  Join us at 7:30 AM at the Brock Environmental Center for an interesting guided walk at Pleasure House Point.  Bring a water bottle and your binoculars and be ready for a lovely morning.

There is no change for this program, but we appreciate your registering so we know how many people to expect.  Register with
City Council Candidates Forum 
Thursday, October 20
Mark your calendar for our City Council and Mayoral Candidates Forum.

Oberndorf Central Library Auditorium
Thursday, October 20th
6:30-8:30 PM
Doors open at 6:00 PM

For more information, contact or 757-962-5398
New Free Lending Library 
At Pleasure House Point

To enhance the experience of visitors to the Pleasure House Point Natural Area, LRNow and CBF have teamed with a local Eagle Scout to install a lending library near the entrance to the Brock Environmental Center. 

In keeping with the theme of being good stewards of the environment, the organizations would like to stock the Lending Library with gently used nature field guides and children's and adults' nature themed books for visitors to use when visiting Pleasure House Point.  Like the Brock Center, the library was built with re-purposed materials.

If you have gently used field guides or books with a nature or conservation theme that would enhance the experience of people visiting Pleasure House Point, please consider dropping them off at the Brock Environmental Center. 

If you need assistance with your donation, please contact Anthony Peters at or 757-506-6340.
Are You a Pearl Home?
You Can Apply Online

So much of the progress we have made in restoring our waterways is a result of the great work our residents are doing to change their practices and adopt more sustainable behaviors.  Pearl Home Flag

Across our city, PEARL HOMES are places where people care about our community and our environment and want to do what they can to live responsibly and help protect our resources.

Our daily habits and decisions make a difference. Whether you have installed a rain garden or rain barrel, made a pledge to "scoop the poop" or switched to a reusable water bottle and reusable grocery bags, you are helping to bring our waterways back to life, and we would like to recognize your efforts.

It takes a community to restore and protect our waterways. We know how fortunate we are to live in this beautiful place. Water is a large part of our daily enjoyment, our recreation, our local food and our livelihoods. We all want to do our part to restore the health of all of our waterways and protect them for future generations to enjoy.

You can apply now to become a PEARL HOME and help us show the community the great work you are doing.  For more information, constact or call our office at 757-962-5398.
Native Plant of the Month
Muhlenbergia capillaris
Pink Muhly Grass

Height: 2-3 ' 
Spread:  2-3 ' 
Light Requirements:  Full sun to shade 
Soil:  Sandy, rocky, dry-medium moist, well drained 
Flowers:  Showy, pink-pinkish red 
Bloom Time: September - November 

1 gallon size is $12.00  
To order, please contact