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, http://nye.house.gov/

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, http://warner.senate.gov/

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, http://webb.senate.gov/

More information about the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act can be found at www.cbf.org.

EVENTS CALENDAR

September 2018

Bird Walk

September 1, 2018
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Bird Walk

September 1, 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

September 8, 2018
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

September 8th, 9 am - noon - International Coastal Cleanup at Thalia Creek Kayak Launch - This cleanup is a water-based cleanup only. Participants 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.

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

Click on Waterway Cleanups for additional information

Stewardship & Access Committee Meeting

September 19, 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/

Vermiculture Composting Workshop

September 21, 2018
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Friday, September 21, 6:30-8:00 PM


Learn about the benefits of vermiculture composting and build your own attractive 2 foot by 4 foot wooden composter. All materials, even your own red wiggler worms, are included.
We will provide tools and instructions for building your own composter during the workshop.

This is a great opportunity. Spaces are limited so sign up today. This workshop is being offered free. It is a $75 value.

To register, call Terri at 757-962-5398 or email Office@LRNow.org. Registration closes on September 14th or when the class is full.

composting workshop

Conversations about Climate Change

September 26, 2018
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Events

Two Interesting Speakers


Climate Change and the resulting sea level rise is the most important issue facing our region today. We will pick up our Conversations About Climate Change series with a presentation from Ted Henefin, HRSD General Manager, explaining how the HRSD SWIFT program is putting waste water back into the ground to help with land subsidence. And Elizabeth Andrews, Director, W&M Law School Coastal Policy Center, to help us understand sea level rise from a policy and legal perspective. What tools will our cities need to tackle the challenges ahead?

Please RSVP at Office@LRNow.org for this important and very informative program.

Discover Virginia Beach Nature Hike

September 29, 2018
08:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This September we will be exploring the southern part of our beautiful city! Join us on Saturday, September 29th 8:30am-10.30am for a nature hike on West Neck Creek Trail (2249 North Landing Road). West Neck Creek Natural Area is a wooded 217-acre site located across from the Municipal Center along North Landing Road. This 2 mile hike will be lead by a staff member/tree enthusiast who will identify trees along the trail. You may even find a notable tree that you can nominate here! Following the nature hike, there will be a guided tour of the Whitehurst-Buffington House. “Designated as one of the 50 most historically significant structures in Virginia Beach, the Whitehurst-Buffington House, built in 1793, is truly a house over time”.

This month’s hike will be the 2nd Discover Virginia Beach Series event. Discover Virginia Beach is designed for people to explore Virginia Beach’s natural and historical areas. Mark your calendars –Saturday, October 27th–Guided bike tour through False Cape. We hope you can join us!

To register please e-mail Terri Gorman Terri@lrnow.org or call our office (757) 962-5398