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BECAUSE OF YOU:

shell iconMore than 25000 students and teachers in our public and private schools this year were trained to be watershed stewards of the future. Seventy-eight Virginia Beach schools earned our Pearl School Award.  We also launched out preschool program, SPAT, and the Junior Master Naturalists program to rave reviews.

shell iconMore than 48 percent of the Lynnhaven meets the rigorous water quality standard for shellfish harvest and 90% meets the swimmable/fishable standard.  Fifteen years ago, no one thought this was possible.

shell icon15,000 citizens learned more about the river through our various education and outreach efforts – workshops, presentations, bicycle, kayak and walking tours, cleanups, and our Fall Festival.

shell iconAlmost 3,000 yards in Virginia Beach fly Pearl Home flags that recognize homeowners who are making thoughtful decisions about their impact on our environment.  They planted more than 200 native plants and trees this year.

shell iconWe did consultations for many property owners across Virginia Beach to help with shoreline management and drainage questions.

shell iconOur cleanup volunteers removed more than 6,000 pounds of trash from our Virginia Beach waterways this year.

shell iconWe worked with homeowners to build oyster castle reefs and living shorelines and collected more than 4,000 bushels of shells in our Save Oyster Shell program that was used to build a 1.5 acre sanctuary reef in the Eastern Branch.

shell iconOur Pearl Faith communities reduced stormwater runoff from their property, recycled more, planted more trees and native plants, bough greener products and reduced energy use.

terrapin iconOur staff and volunteers took 96 water quality samples this past year and we collected spat data from 25 locations in the Lynnhaven.

TAKING CARE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT IS A TEAM EFFORT.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN 2017

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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