Pearl Faith

PEARL FAITH

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Please JOIN US in the
Pearl Faith Community

It takes a community to restore and protect our waterways. We know how blessed we are to live in this beautiful place. Water is a large part of our daily enjoyment, recreation, local food, and even our livelihoods. We all want to do our part to restore the health of our sacred waters and protect them for future generations to enjoy. One of Lynnhaven River NOW’s goals is to help people of faith recognize and fulfill their responsibility for the stewardship of these gifts. Take the pledge now and become part of the Pearl Faith Community. We will provide you with advice and assistance, help you with community resources, and inspire you with a beautiful banner for your sanctuary or meeting space.
Simple Acts of Stewardship
All faiths are welcome, and it is free to become part of the Pearl Faith Community. All we ask is that within a year your congregation will complete the following:

  • Make a difference inside your buildings.
    Examples include installing occupancy sensors, programmable thermostats, sealing ductwork, recycling at events, greening your coffee hour by purchasing reusable or biodegradable products
  • Make a difference outside your grounds.
    Examples include replacing turf grass with mulched beds and native plants, reducing pesticides and fertilizer, resurfacing parking lot areas with permeable pavers, installing rain barrels and rain gardens to reduce storm water runoff.
  • Make a difference with an educational activity
    Examples include inviting Lynnhaven River NOW to give a presentation before or after services, host a Day of Service for the community and include area environmental organizations, host a lecture or film series on relevant topics, host educational activities for day school or Sunday school students.

Become a part of the Pearl Faith Community
Please take a moment to fill out the information by clicking: Pearl Faith Application 

To contact us for more information call our office at 757-962-5398 or email Penny@lrnow.org
Be sure to update us with the list of activities you are working on and we will post photos of your progress on our social media.

With simple acts of stewardship-small changes can make a big difference.

 

Please join us in the Pearl Faith Community

Pearl Faith Members

Visit these Pearl Faith Community Members to see what exciting things they are doing to be good stewards of the Lynnhaven River!

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Episcopal

Bayside Christian Church, United Church of Christ

Church of Holy Family, Catholic

Community United Methodist Church, Methodist

Eastern Shore Chapel, Episcopal

First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, Presbyterian

Lynnhaven Colony Congregation, United Church of Christ

Ohef Sholom Temple, Reform Jewish

Old Donation Episcopal Church, Episcopal

You can download the Pearl Faith flyer here, or find more helpful resources here.

To become a member of our Pearl Faith Community contact Penny Moulis at Penny@lrnow.org , call our office at 757.962.5398

CONTACT US

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Lynnhaven River Now
Brock Environment Center
3663 Marlin Bay Drive
Virginia Beach, VA, 23455

EVENTS CALENDAR

April 2018

LRNEXT meeting

April 5, 2018
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Committees

April 5, Brock Environmental Center 6pm

Bird Walk

April 7, 2018
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM

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 Dana@LRNow.org or call our office at 757-962-5398.

April 7, 7:30 - 9 am

Cancelled due to rain

Waterway Cleanup

April 14, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Events

April 14th, 9am-noon at MOCA

Volunteer registration is FULL



Click on Waterway Cleanups for additional information

Stewardship & Access Committee

April 18, 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/

Building a Shared Vision North Landing River/Albemarle Sound Estuarine Symposium

April 19, 2018
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Events

April 19th, 8 AM-4PM
VB Convention Center

North Landing River




The City of Virginia Beach, in affiliation with the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP), Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is hosting the “2018 North Landing River/Albemarle Sound Estuarine Symposium” on April 19, 2018 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.  The one-day event is designed to cultivate stakeholder collaboration, while providing awareness to identifying, protecting, and restoring the significant resources of the North Landing River/Albemarle Sound.  Sample topics of discussion include the cultural history of the North Landing Watershed, an overview of the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine System, and opportunities for collaboration and partnerships between Virginia and North Carolina agencies, non-profits and educational institutions.  Afternoon panel discussions, networking opportunities and poster sessions are also planned.

More information or Register Here


16th Annual Oyster Roast

April 21, 2018
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Events

Saturday April 21st, 2018 12pm-3pm

OYSTER ROAST FLYER 2018

Please join us for the 16th Annual Oyster Roast fundraising event on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 12-3pm at the home of Eleanor and Bob Stanton (4141 First Court Road Virginia Beach, Virginia). Enjoy Lynnhaven River aquacultured oysters, barbecue and beverages! Festivities include an oyster shucking contest, yard games, silent auction, live music and raffle prizes! Tickets are $75 per person. $65 Early bird ticket special will run until March 15th. Enter our raffle to win your own oyster roast for 30 people ($10 each). We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions please contact Terri Gorman at Terri@lrnow.org or call (757)-962-5398

To purchase your admission and/or raffle tickets please click on the link below:

https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/LynnhavenRiverNOW/Oysterroast-16.html
 Oyster roast sponsors 2018

HOW YOU CAN HELP THE ENVIRONMENT

MAKE A DONATION

You can help restore the legendary Lynnhaven. Get involved with Lynnhaven River NOW today,
Or consider a donation through our online store.

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PEARL HOMES

PEARL HOMES are places where people care about our environment and want to do what they can to l help protect our resources.

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PEARL SCHOOLS

Lynnhaven River NOW recognizes schools providing outstanding environmental education as a Pearl School.

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