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Grandy Village

Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority's latest project is called Grandy Village, which is on the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River. This potential River Star and temporary home for the Learning Barge is applying for Gold LEED certification for their new Learning Center. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using environmental efforts such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. Here are a few presentations on some of the green building practices that were incorporated into the site (Grandy Brown - see download below) as well as a presentation on the LEED aspect (Grandy Green - see download below) and things that you can do at home (Grandy Blue - see download below). See the details of each in the linked pdf files.

CBF's Restoring Local Waters through Oyster Gardening and more

Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) with the help of Lynnhaven River Now and Elizabeth River Project (ERP) are restoring our local waterways through oyster gardening as well as other efforts. Recently, CBF and ERP held a workshop for River Stars and here's the presentation from that workshop. ( See download below)

If you find injured wildlife, do not approach the animal. Wildlife is protected by legislation which makes it illegal for you to collect or contain them in any way. Instead, call a local, licensed rehabilitator or a Hampton Roads rehabilitation group, such as:

Wildlife Response             757.543-7000

Sacred Friends Inc.           757-855-2922 or 757-621-9626 (7 am – 7 pm)

Virginia Beach 
SPCA Wildlife Program