Thanks to 100 stakeholders who’ve helped us set five bold new priorities for restoring theElizabeth River. Calling “River Star” homes, businesses, governments and schools: It’s time to find your Star Power.
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Hooray for environmental achievements celebrated at our annual River Star Businesses Recognition Luncheon. HRSD made Hall of Fame!
On a fall morning, a lot is happening on the steel deck of the Dominion Virginia Power Learning Barge. A stream of fourth grade students from Granby Elementary School follows Robin Dunbar, the Elizabeth River Project’s deputy director of education, onto the vessel where they will measure oyster shells, listen to osprey calls, find periwinkles in the wetland observation pool and make traditional mud art. MORE
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the Elizabeth River Project a $50,000 grant to bring renowned Scottish sculptor Rob Mulholland to Paradise Creek Nature Park in Portsmouth in 2016 for his first major installation in the US.
Transforming an Unstable Shore at Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Park.
Our Learning Barge was named one of the state's top 10 "centers for environmental education excellence" Sept. 8 by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. "Barge on," as our students say! Robin Dunbar, Deputy Director - Education, received the award at Natural Bridge Park. Read more about "America's Greenest Vessel"
BIG THANKS to CITGO Petroleum for their $10,000 donation from their Caring for the Coast program for the Paradise Creek Nature Park’s future Maritime Playground. Roger Bullock, who manages their terminal at Money Point in Chesapeake, presented the check yesterday.
Learning Barge “Splashes” After Donated Spruce Up. Thanks for Unprecedented Support, Maritime Heroes!
Thanks to generous donors, Phase 2 will bring a kayak launch, two super-green education pavilions, a maritime playground and expanded green parking.
Local professors studied us for two years to publish The Case for Grassroots Collaboration.
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The Beazley Foundation has approved a grant of $125,000 to build a signature entry pavilion with compost toilets, rain filtration and an enclosed classroom at Paradise Creek Nature Park! Thank you, Beazley friends.
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Elizabeth River Project is the proud recipient of the Batten Endowment Challenge at Hampton Roads Community Foundation.
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Meet New River Star Homes Program Manager, Sara Felker.
"I am excited to be a part of the Elizabeth River Project. I have had a variety of environmental science experiences- from studying native Virginian plants to investigating nutrient cycles in the Alaskan tundra. I have my Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia and my Master's degree in Ecology from the University of Arizona. Most recently, I worked developing educational materials for science teachers. I am anxious to help with our mission to clean our river."
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