Buffers

Buffers

Buffer ImageRestoring a buffer or planting a buffer garden is an easy, fun way to help protect the area’s waterways from pollution and erosion. If you own property along a Lynnhaven waterway, planting a buffer will help reduce the stormwater runoff directly entering the waterway from your lawn. By converting lawns to landscape beds, and planting salt tolerant shrubs, trees, perennials and non-turf grasses along the water’s edge, behind the wetland or along the edge of your bulkhead, you can help filter pollutants and sediments from stormwater runoff, provide habitat and food for wildlife, and lower your overall yard maintenance efforts.

However, you don’t have to live on the water to have a buffer garden work for you. Buffer ImageMost stormwater runoff from our properties enters our local waterways through the stormwater system. Converting lawn area to landscape beds along the perimeters of your yard can slow the amount of stormwater leaving your property. Plant selection for street buffers is usually more flexible because the growing conditions are more tolerant than for a shoreline garden.

Download our Buffer Restoration Guide and Plant List.

For more information, email Trista@lrnow.org or call 757-962-5398.

EVENTS CALENDAR

October 2018

LRN Fall Festival

October 6, 2018
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Candidates Forum

October 10, 2018
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Mayoral and City Council Elections
Candidates Forums


October 10th and October 17th, 6:30-8:30 PM, New Zeiders Theater, Town Center



We may have never had an election quite as important as this one in Virginia Beach.Every Vote Counts

On November 6th, we will be electing a new mayor and seven City Council members. There are 24 candidates vying for these 8 seats on our 11 member City Council.

Please mark your calendars now and come out to our Candidates Forums. You need to hear directly from the candidates to make an informed decision on November 6th. And remember, everyone votes for every district and mayor in Virginia Beach. Not just your own district.

Both Forums will be held at the new Zeider's American Dream Theater in Town Center and will start promptly at 6:30 and end at 8:30. We will open the doors at 6:00 PM and ask the candidates to stay until 9:00.

The Wednesday, October 10th Forum is for the two Mayoral Candidates and the six candidates running for the two at-large seats.

The Wednesday, October 17th Forum is for the candidates running for the Beach, Bayside, Lynnhaven, Centerville, and Princess Anne District seats.
Remember -- everyone votes for every district in Virginia Beach!

Mark your calendar and RSVP today to Office@LRNow.org to reserve your seat.
Thank you for taking the time to be an informed voter in this important election

Bird Walk

October 13, 2018
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM

Registration is Full

October 13, 7:30-9am

Enjoy the early morning beauty of Pleasure House Point when the birds are the most active.
We will meet on Marlin Bay Drive at 7:30 AM and enjoy a pleasant ninety-minute walk with a birding expert from the Audubon Society.  These programs are free but we prefer that you preregister with Office@lrnow.org or call our office at 757-962-5398.


Waterway Cleanup

October 13, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

October 13th, 9 am - noon - Laskin Road Bridge at Great Neck Creek - This cleanup is a land- and water-based cleanup. Participants wishing to work from the water should plan to bring their own kayak and paddling gear. PFDs are required. Some kayaks may be available for use with advance registration. Advanced registration is recommended for final event details. Contact office@lrnow.org to register or for more information.

Click on Waterway Cleanups for additional information

To register to participate in a waterway cleanup please email office@lrnow.org or call (757) 962-5398.

SCIENCE PLAY DAY - TCC/City Joint-Use Library

October 13, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SCIENCE PLAY DAY - TCC/City Joint-Use Library

Saturday, October 13th, 2018, 10am – 12pm

1700 College Crescent Virginia Beach, VA 23453 (757) 822-7800

Joint-Use Storytime Room

Explore hands-on science activities and learn about dinosaurs, bees, bubbles, satellites, circuits, catapults, and much more! Face painting, crafts, and STEAM fun for the whole family! Ages 3+. Registration is not required.




Candidates Forum

October 17, 2018
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Mayoral and City Council Elections
Candidates Forums
October 10th and October 17th, 6:30-8:30 PM, New Zeiders Theater, Town Center



We may have never had an election quite as important as this one in Virginia Beach.Every Vote Counts

On November 6th, we will be electing a new mayor and seven City Council members. There are 24 candidates vying for these 8 seats on our 11 member City Council.

Please mark your calendars now and come out to our Candidates Forums. You need to hear directly from the candidates to make an informed decision on November 6th. And remember, everyone votes for every district and mayor in Virginia Beach. Not just your own district.

Both Forums will be held at the new Zeider's American Dream Theater in Town Center and will start promptly at 6:30 and end at 8:30. We will open the doors at 6:00 PM and ask the candidates to stay until 9:00.

The Wednesday, October 10th Forum is for the two Mayoral Candidates and the six candidates running for the two at-large seats.

The Wednesday, October 17th Forum is for the candidates running for the Beach, Bayside, Lynnhaven, Centerville, and Princess Anne District seats.
Remember -- everyone votes for every district in Virginia Beach!

Mark your calendar and RSVP today to Office@LRNow.org to reserve your seat.
Thank you for taking the time to be an informed voter in this important election

Aveda Good Vibes Spa Day

October 21, 2018
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Aveda Good Vibes Spa Day: Brock Environmental Center Oyster Room

October 24, 2018
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Events


CBF Presents THE HUMAN ELEMENT Premiere & Screening with James Balog



 Wednesday, October 24, 2018




6:00 PM - 8:30 PM



Sandler Center for the Performing Arts


201 Market Street Virginia Beach, VA 23462


REGISTRATION REQUIRED 

human element





 

Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation is proud to present the Hampton Roads premiere of National Geographic photographer James Balog's documentary The Human Element. From the producers of Chasing IceThe Cove, and Racing Extinction, this new film highlights the dangers of the elements including air, earth, fire, water, and the fifth element—human impact.

Topics covered include sea level rise, wildfires, air quality, and more in this exploration of the balance between humanity and nature.

A community conversation on sea-level rise and climate change will take place immediately after the viewing with James Balog; CBF's President, William C. Baker; and Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaption and Protection, Commonwealth of Virginia, Ann C. Phillips. We are excited to partner with CBF for this exhilarating movie premiere! We hope you can make it!

This is a FREE event. Registration is required.

**If you have trouble reaching the registration form, please send an email to rsvp@cbf.org with your registration information.


Teachers Workshop: Gardening 101

October 27, 2018
08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Workshops

Garden Workshop

Discover Virginia Beach: Bike Tour

October 27, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a guided bike tour of Back Bay Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park. More information coming soon!

Catch The King Tide

October 27, 2018
09:30 AM - 01:30 AM

Saturday October 27th 9:30am-1:30pm


king tide
Are you ready to Catch the King?
Fall is the season of king tides, and one of the highest of the year is forecast for the morning of Saturday, October 27. Hampton Roads is a part of the global effort of coastal communities to measure the impact of king tides as a way of preparing for sea level rise. Every bit of data counts, and it's citizens like you who are gathering it. Ready to get involved? Sign up HERE