Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act

Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act

On October 19, 2009, the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act (also known as the Cardin-Cummings Bill) was introduced in our federal Congress. The bill ensures that seven Bay jurisdictions develop and implement detailed plans to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment pollution to healthy levels by 2025. If this bill passes it will help put Virginia rivers and the Chesapeake Bay on the road to recovery.

For too long we have talked about what needs to be done to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries without taking the necessary steps to bring about results. It is time to act. This bill (House Bill 3852 and Senate Bill 1816) is an important step in the direction of action. Not only does this bill ensure that we significantly reduce pollution by 2025, it provides valuable resources to localities and states to help make sure the job gets done.

The Lynnhaven River NOW Executive Committee has taken a public position in support of the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act and has met with Congressman Nye to encourage him to become a co-sponsor. If you agree that this help for the Bay is needed, please contact Congressman Nye and Senators Webb and Warner to voice your support.

Congressman Glen Nye:
116 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4215
Fax: 202-225-4218
Or you can send an email through his website,

Senator Mark Warner:
459A Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-2023
Fax: 202-224-6295
Or you can send an email through his website,

Senator Jim Webb:
248 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-4024
Toll Free Phone: 866-507-1570
Fax: 202-228-6363
Or you can send an email through his website,

More information about the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act can be found at


May 2018

Bird Walk

May 5, 2018
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Bird Walk

May 5, 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 or call our office at 757-962-5398.

Waterway Cleanup

May 12, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

May 12, 9am-noon at Beach Garden Park

To register to participate at a waterway cleanup please email or call (757) 962-5398

Click on Waterway Cleanups for additional information

LRN Program Partners Meeting

May 14, 2018
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

We are looking forward to our two spring LRNow Partners Meetings on Monday, March 12th and Monday, May 14th.  Both meetings will be held at the Brock Environmental Center and start at 4:00 PM.

Stewardship & Access Committee Meeting

May 16, 2018
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

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.

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste Screening

May 16, 2018
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

May 16th 6:30pm

Brock Environmental Center


40% of the food in America is Wasted. A new documentary by Anthony Bourdain, WASTED: The Story of Food Waste aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to make the most of every kind of food.

Hosted by Lynnhaven River NOW & Buy Fresh Buy Local. Following the movie there will be a panel discussion. The panel will include Tim Cole, VB Public Schools, a restaurant representative, and a Food Bank of South HR representative.

Hands Across the Sand

May 19, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

May 19th at 25th Street at the Oceanfront



Hands Across the Sand 2018 Partnership:

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the world will join hands to show our opposition to offshore drilling and look ahead to a clean energy future. Virginia will host events at the oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Buckroe Beach in Hampton, and at Willis Wharf in the Eastern Shore.
As many of you know, Hands Across the Sand, founded in 2010, grew into an international movement after the BP oil disaster in April of that year. People came together to join hands, forming symbolic barriers against spilled oil and to stand against the impacts of other forms of extreme energy.