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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
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.


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


August 2017

Science Preschool Adventure Time (SPAT)Edit Event
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August 7, 2017
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Preschool SPAT Program

Registration Now Open for August 7-11 Classes

Brock Environmental Center and Pleasure House Point

Registration is now open for the second year of our preschool science program, SPAT.  Back by popular demand, the classes are 9:00-10:30 AM, Aug7-11, at the Brock Environmental Center and Pleasure House point.

Topics include Bugs, Scaly Friends, Marsh Madness, Plants and Fish. Classes are limited to 15 little people (ages 3-5) and a very special adult.  Classes will be held at the Brock Environmental Center and Pleasure House Point.   Each day includes outdoor activities, fun learning experiences for the children and opportunities for the adults to learn more about helping your child interact with nature.
To register, please contact or call 757-962-5398.

Spaces are limited!


River CleanupEdit Event
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August 19, 2017
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join volunteers and help clean up trash in and around the Lynnhaven watershed! To signup e-mail or call our office (757)962-5398.



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!

Bayside Christian Church, United Church of Christ

Catholic Church of Holy Family

Community United Methodist Church

Eastern Shore Chapel, Episcopal Church

Lynnhaven Colony Congregation, United Church of Christ

Ohef Sholom Temple

Old Donation Episcopal Church 

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

To become a member of our Pearl Faith Community contact Pam Northam at, call our office at 757.962.5398, or visit us at



You can help restore the legendary Lynnhaven. Get involved with Lynnhaven River NOW today,
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PEARL HOMES are places where people care about our environment and want to do what they can to l help protect our resources.



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