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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

YOU CAN HELP TWO WAYS.

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  • Contact Karen Forget (757-962-5398 or Karen@LRNow.org ) to make a stock contribution.
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more than 90% of our funds go directly into the programs that are making a difference in your community.

EVENTS CALENDAR

August 2018

S.P.A.T Science Preschool Adventure Time

August 6, 2018 / August 10, 2018
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Events

Click HERE to sign up!


spat august flyer

Waterway Cleanup

August 11, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Events

August 11, 9am-noon

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

Click on Waterway Cleanups for additional information

Stewardship & Access Committee Meeting

August 15, 2018
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Committees

This committee meets at 6 pm on the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held at Hot Tuna  at 2817 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. November and December meeting schedules may be adjusted to accommodate winter holidays. Check Facebook or website calendar for changes.

 http://www.lynnhavenrivernow.org/get-involved/

Discover Virginia Beach-Local Farm Tour

August 18, 2018
08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Events

 

 

 

farm tour rescheduled


Join Lynnhaven River Now as we embark on a monthly journey to Discover and Explore our different watershed areas and the vast natural and historical areas of our city.

Our August program will take place on August 18, 2018 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm to explore a few of our local farms and stands. Taste Virginia Tours will provide transportation from our meeting area in the parking lot at Virginia Beach Farmer’s Market on 3640 Dam Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23453, limited space is available for the tour. Cost $10

We will wind down at Virginia Beach Farmers Market to shop and enjoy lunch at the Princess Anne County Grill at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market.
Please let us know if you will be joining us for lunch by emailing: terri@lrnow.org or call 757-962-5398

Sign up HERE


tour schedule edited

$10 Ticket includes  your transportation, the tours, and a reusable bag for your purchases
Look for details soon for our Discover Virginia Beach in August – Paddle Tour at Pleasure House Point.