Enjoy the cool breeze off of the Lynnhaven River as Lynnhaven River Now friends leave from Bayville Park to explore on bicycle the Chicks Beach area, Church Point, and Pleasure House Point along the banks of the Lynnhaven River, Saturday, September 7.
The ride is approximately 10 miles and a family-friendly pace. Time scheduled is approximately 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Children are welcome, and lunch will be provided.
For more information or to register, 757-962-5398 or Trista@LRNow.org. There is a $15 registration fee that covers the ride and lunch. Helmets are required for all riders.
This event is co-sponsored by the Tidewater Bicycle Association.
What can you do to help the Lynnhaven River and its watershed?
The Lynnhaven River Watershed
· 64 square miles — 21% of the land area of Virginia Beach
· 220,000 population — 50% of the population of Virginia Beach
1. Take Responsibility for What goes Down your Drains
Sweep your gutters, keep leaves out of the storm drains…
Do not put grease and fats down your drain
2. Scoop the Poop & Don’t Feed Wildlife
Reduce animal waste entering our waterways to reduce bacteria levels
3. Use Water-Friendly Landscaping Practices
Fertilize less…Replace part of your lawn with mulched beds…
Use native plants in your landscape…Create permeable surfaces…Build a rain garden
4. Practice Clean Boating
Pump, don’t dump…Use Marine Approved Products…Fill, don’t spill…
Support No Discharge Zone Legislation
5. Raise Oysters for Reef Restoration
Oysters filter the water and reefs provide habitat for many other species
6. Create a Buffer or a Raingarden on your Property
Come to one of our Water-Friendly Landscaping Workshops
7. Talk to your Neighbors; Talk to your Legislators
Take this flyer to your civic league…Schedule a LRN Presentation
8. Join a Committee and Get More Involved
Education…PR & Marketing…Special Events and Access Task Force…Clean Boating…
Landscape Practices…Oyster Restoration…Water Quality…Public Policy
With a watershed that is primarily residential, citizens play a significant part in improving water quality. Our choices really do make a difference.
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