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Secretary Ben Carson Visits Learning Barge

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.

Fred W. Beazley River Academy Now Open!

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!

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Thank you, First Citizen of Portsmouth, Ross Cherry!

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!

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Thank You, Breathe Yoga Center!

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.

Study Salutes Your Impact!

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 the Collective Impact Forum’s Study

Saluting the Finest Environmental Stewards on the Elizabeth!

Read about the 36 River Stars which were recognized at the annual River Star Businesses Recognition Luncheon in this month's Inside Business. 

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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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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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.

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