Former presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, now Secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, toured the Elizabeth River Project's Dominion Learning Barge docked at the Grandy Village Learning Center on April 5, 2018. Elizabeth River Project staff introduced the Secretary to river wildlife, including sea squirts, an eel, and an osprey, plus the urgent mission of the Barge in sea level education.
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Thank you to everyone who came out to Paradise Creek Nature Park for the ribbon cutting of one of the greenest little buildings in the region!
B. “Ross” Cherry has been selected First Citizen of Portsmouth and proceeds from his awards banquet go to our Paradise Creek Nature Park! Banquet tickets are $75 - Get yours now to attend on April 26, 2018 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. Many thanks, Mr. Cherry and Portsmouth Service League!
Breathe Yoga Center donated $1,200 in proceeds from its sixth anniversary events to help our river! Special thanks to co-owners Meaghan de Roos and Gil Elhart, seen here with our director, Marjorie Jackson.
Elizabeth River Project is proud to be one of eight groups from around the country studied on-site for the first independent research on “collective impact,” or diverse groups working together to achieve positive change.
Read about the 36 River Stars which were recognized at the annual River Star Businesses Recognition Luncheon in this month's Inside Business.
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.
Read the Pilot story featuring our sister non-profit’s new efforts to save the last lands of the Elizabeth.
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.
Bay Journal Features Our Park! See the beautiful photo and story here:
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.
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.
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.