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North American river otters are playful furballs that live near ponds, streams, lakes and rivers. They can also be seen at zoos, including the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, above. River otters in the wild are a sign of clean water. (Ann Cameron Siegal)
Washington Post Touts Our Returning Otters!

By Ann Cameron Siegal

The Washington Post

"River Otters aren't just cute, they are a sign of hope for the environment"

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Youth Resilience Expo showcases student projects


The students at Butts Road Intermediate School in Chesapeake installed dog decoys to ward off geese on the school grounds, chickens ended up in the principal’s office of Maury High School in Norfolk...

Pilot Hails Mink in the River


The Virginian-Pilot's Vickie Shufer writes that mink are returning around the area including in the Elizabeth River. Read her artical here... 

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And thanks, river restoration donors and partners!

Proactively and Being Supportive of Good Health
Our offices are closed but we’re working!
For Education Robin Dunbar: 
Restoration Joe Rieger: 
River Star Homes Barbara Gavin: 
River Star Buisness Pam Boatwright: 
Director of finance Katherine Reader: 
Our Executive Direct Marjorie Mayfield Jackson: 
Great Bridge Intermediate receiving an award for being in the top 3 projects at Elizabeth River Project Youth Resilience Expo
Resilient River Star Schools Shine at Youth Resilience Expo

Congratulations to schools in the Elizabeth River watershed that showcased 17 student-led projects at the Elizabeth River Project's 2nd Annual Youth Resiliance Expo the last weekend, February 29, 2020.

Channel 13 Features Project Blue Crab!
Channel 13 Features Project Blue Crab!

The news crew came aboard our Dominion Energy Learning Barge for a morning’s field investigation. See the video here.

Robin Dunbar
Winner, National Science Award!

Robin Dunbar, Deputy Director - Education, Elizabeth River Project, is the only Virginia winner of a national award in science mentoring announced by the White House on Oct. 15. Congratulations to Robin and thanks for 19 years of extraordinary Elizabeth River education. Read the White House media release.

Money Point wins ASBPA Best Restored Shore Award
Shoreline Award Makes Front Page!

Woo hoo for partners Elizabeth River Project, the Living River Restoration Trust and multiple others. The Virginian-Pilot has featured our national award for “best shoreline restoration” on Page 1!  Read it here.

Hurricane Dorian - Closed Friday, September 6, 2019

Due to the threat of severe weather conditions from Hurricane Dorian, the Elizabeth River Project offices will be closed on Friday, September 6, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Seeking qualified candidates

The Elizabeth River Project is seeking qualified candidates for constructing living shorelines, riparian buffers, and infiltration practices.  The deadline to apply is August 23, 2019.

Elizabeth River Project Living Shoreline RFQ 2019.pdf

Elizabeth River Project Riparian Buffer RFQ 2019.pdf

Elizabeth River Project Residential BMP 2019.pdf

Atlantic Wood Industries Superfund site
Elizabeth River chemical cleanup continues to make progress

Military and wood processor to reimburse EPA and VA almost $64 million in costs associated with remediating contaminated soils affecting the Elizabeth River.  Read the Bay Journal Article HERE.

Don't Miss Us On the Air!

Listen in as radio host Devin Tucker interviews Executive Director Marjorie Mayfield Jackson for a half-hour segment on the Elizabeth River Project’s recent progress! Airs Sunday, July 21 on these stations and times: Z104 at 6:00am, 94.9 The Point at 6:30am, 95.7 R&B at 7:00am, 101.3 2WD at 7:30am​. You can donate to make a difference here!

RIVERFest 2019
Thanks for a great RIVERFest!

Thanks for a great RIVERFest! More than 3,000 turned out June 23 for the river event of the year, this year at Back Bay’s Farmhouse Brewing. Many thanks to sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers and guests!

Click HERE to see photos from the event!

RIVERFest 2019
One for the River - RIVERFest 2019

Have “One for the River” and Learn All About the Elizabeth – Sunday, June 23rd 11am - 4 pm at Back Bay’s Farmhouse Brewing, Virginia Beach.  For additional information visit:

Give Local 757 - May 14

Give where you live - support your home river! For just 24 hours on May 14th and a minimum $10 online donation, your Give Local 757 gift to the Elizabeth River Project can be amplified with matching funds and prizes for the non-profits you support.

Live Here. Give Here. Give Local 757

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Learn more about Give Local 757.