Who We Are
We are citizens, businesses, schools and government working together to restore our home river. For too long, the Elizabeth River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, has been infamous for pollution. Instead of lamenting the problem, we prefer to take hope from her strengths. From the Great Bridge Lock to the naval base, you can see the importance of the Elizabeth River every day in Hampton Roads. She gives us our work and our play. The Elizabeth River Project is the non-profit leading community efforts to restore the environmental health of this great harbor river while affirming her value to our port economy.
To restore the Elizabeth River to the highest practical level of environmental quality through government, business and community partnerships.
- The goo must go! Sediment remediation project at Money Point
- River Stars Program for Industries
- River Stars Program for Schools
- River Star Homes
- Wetland & other wildlife habitat restoration
- The Learning Barge
- Paradise Creek Nature Park
- Lafayette River - Restored by 2014
- Eastern Branch Restoration
“As a mother of 3 boys and several dogs… a clean river is so much more than a pretty view. It is healthy, happy, adventurous living for my family. To me there is nothing more important than that.”
– Ayme Becnel, Norfolk
The Elizabeth River Project is an independent, 501-©(3) non-profit organization incorporated in 1993 and governed by a board of directors.