One of the easiest and most impactful things you can do to help the Elizabeth River is to make a financial contribution. Even the smallest donations make a big difference in the health of the river. Together, we can create a clean, healthy river that works for everyone.

Join Us! Get a T-Shirt!

Get a ‘Otter Approved’ t-shirt for doing one of the following




Adopt an Otter!

Adopt a River Otter (symbolically) and help bring the river to life.

For as little as $5 per month or a one-time donation of $60.

Comes with plush river otter and adoption certificate.



a month




Donate $100 to the Elizabeth River Project

Your generous $100 donation will help us continue our work to restore the Elizabeth River. And you’ll receive an Elizabeth River T-shirt and otter adoption, which includes a mini plush otter and adoption certificate.




Make a Donation

The otters need you. The pelicans need you. The dolphins need you. The thousands of local school kids who climb aboard our Learning Barge every year need you. Every tax-deductible dollar you donate to the Elizabeth River Project helps the river, our kids, our communities, and the dozens of wildlife species that now call it home. Do Something Beautiful. Donate today.

Make a donation

Recurring donations are a convenient way to make sure your money is helping where it’s needed most. They also ease your budgeting by spreading out your donation over an entire year. Set up your recurring donation today.

Make your one-time donation today to help restore the beautiful Elizabeth River. Or, make a donation as a gift to a friend. Every donation large or small will make a big difference in the future health of the Elizabeth River.


When you join the Elizabeth River Project, your one-time membership donation supports all of our efforts to create a clean, healthy river that works for people, business, government – everyone.


  • A Do Something Beautiful window decal
  • Our twice-yearly Mudflats newsletter
  • Discount pricing on Elizabeth River Project programs and events
  • Volunteer alerts announcing fun clean-ups and restorations
  • Updates on the latest news and project updates

Join the Elizabeth River Project Donor Circle

The Elizabeth River Project recognizes generous donors of $250 or more as members of the Donor Circle. Donor Circle members receive exclusive access and benefits.

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