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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.

Living Shoreline
Living shoreline is answer to stop erosion on this waterfront property

Click here to read more about the living shoreline restoration project currently underway in Virginia Beach.

Tom Clynes, keynote speaker
National Geographic photojournalist Tom Clynes to be keynote speaker at Student Expo

Youth Resilience Expo – 10 am – 1 pm, Saturday, April 6, at Nauticus, 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk

National Geographic photojournalist, Tom Clynes, will present the keynote address at 10 am.  The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required (email

Artist Peter Geiger painted the murals at the new TowneBank River Playground
Grand Opening for Paradise Creek Nature Park TowneBank Playground

Click here for the Virginian Pilot's article about the grand opening of the TowneBank River Playground at Paradise Creek Nature Park.

New Archway in Paradise

Special thanks to Romayne and Danny Byrum for creating this arch from driftwood as the entry to a new outdoor classroom underway at Paradise Creek Nature Park. Romayne is a member of Elizabeth River Garden Club, which landed a grant from the Garden Club of Virginia for the larger classroom project.

Stormwater Construction Request for Proposals Now Open For Bid

The Elizabeth River Project is seeking construction services to install a number of stormwater best management practices in ditches within the City of Norfolk.  The projects help to improve local stormwater while also reducing flooding.  Contractors with experience with stormwater projects are encouraged to bid.  Bids are due by July 26, 2019 (noon) with a mandatory pre-bid meeting on July 9, 2019: 9:00 am – 10:30 am at Ingleside Baptist Church - 925 Ingleside Rd, Norfolk, VA.

Click HERE to download the RFP.

Click HERE to download Attachment I - Ingleside Design.

Click HERE to download Attachedment J - Princess Anne Road Design.