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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS -  Elizabeth River Project seeks proposals for design and construction services for 1,170 linear ft. of ditch retrofits in Norfolk, VA. Proposals due Jan 23, 2018.


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS - Elizabeth River Project seeks qualified candidates for constructing living shorlines, wetlands, and infiltration practices on residential properties. Proposals due January 8, 2018.

NEW! Gift with a Purpose this Holiday

Gift with a purpose this holiday season as you restore the native oyster, replant wetland habitat, and open a child's mind to their home river in honor of your loved one.

Choose a symbolic gift from our list, and we'll send you a beautiful Elizabeth River Project notecard for you to personalize. 

  • $25 - Plant a Tree
  • $50 - Build Oyster Reef
  • $75 - Adopt a River Otter! 
  • $100 - Learning Barge Field Trip
  • $250 - New Wetland (250 sq. ft.)
  • $500 - Sponsor RIVERFest
  • $1,000 - River Otter Society

Click here to purchase your gift!

Thank You for a Great Giving Tuesday!

Wow! We raised over $8,000 on #GivingTuesday, thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and generous donors like you!  Did you miss Giving Tuesday? It's not too late to give.  

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Jack Johnson will Double Your Dollar!

Jack Johnson’s charity is matching donations contributed directly to the Elizabeth River Project through October 31st, 2017 up to a total of $2500. Check out Jack Johnson's "All at Once" Campaign and make a contribution to the Elizabeth River Project right now and your money will be doubled by the Johnson Ohana Foundation!

All at Once

Give Today - Double Your Dollar

Governor Announces Lafayette First to Be Fully Restored for Oysters

Photo credit Larry I'Anson

The governor just announced federal funding that will take us the last mile to  make the Lafayette the first VA river fully restored for oysters. That’s pretty incredible for a river once presumed dead. Thank you, supporters and partners. 

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Pilot Features Effort to Save Lands!

Read the Pilot story featuring our sister non-profit’s new efforts to save the last lands of the Elizabeth. 

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Otterly Awesome September

If you've been putting off becoming an Elizabeth River Project member or renewing your membership, September is the month to do it!  Become a member or renew your membership today.  Members who give at least $50 receive a FREE otter drawstring backpack!  


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Groundbreaking for the Fred W. Beazley River Academy

Aug. 4, 2017 -  It’s official!  Ground was broken today at Paradise Creek Nature Park for the Fred W. Beazley River Academy. Special thanks to Portsmouth Mayor John Rowe, Judge Richard Bray, and Portsmouth Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Elie Bracey III.

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‘Paradise Found’ Along the Elizabeth River

Bay Journal Features Our Park! See the beautiful photo and story here:

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Oyster Reef Congressman Scott
The Rebound of the Lafayette Oyster – A Partnership Success Story

On July 7, federal, state, and local officials, including Reps. Bobby Scott and Scott Taylor, came together to highlight progress in restoring the Lafayette River’s oyster population and the vital need for funding to complete the job.

Thank You for a Great RIVERFest 2017!
Our first time in Virginia Beach was a huge success! Pictures to come.
Get a Google Street View-Type Look at the Elizabeth River

This past spring the Elizabeth River Project hired to Terrain 360 to map the entire Elizabeth and Lafayette River waterways.  This interactive website allows you to visit all the cool places in river and to see it in 360° view. If you are looking to canoe, kayak, or get on the water it is a great tool for you to use.

Check out the map here

Read More at the Virginian-Pilot

Yoga on the River for the River: Over $3,000 Raised for Elizabeth River Project

500 yogis took to their mats during last night’s Bhav On-Board: Sunset Pop-Up Yoga on the USS Wisconsin hosted by Bhav Brigade Hampton Roads, a pop-up yoga group that takes yoga out into the community for the masses.

Marjorie Mayfield Jackson: Trump Budget Could End Elizabeth River “Miracles”

"HERE ARE THREE miracles that would never have happened in Hampton Roads were it not for seed funding from federal programs that President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating or severely curtailing."  Read more of Marjorie Mayfield Jackson's editorial in the Virginian-Pilot.

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