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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.
"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.
If you appreciate the Lafayette branch of the Elizabeth coming back to life, if your kids or grandkids like our Learning Barge, if you're cheering our efforts on the Eastern Branch -- then please urge your Congress members to sustain funding for the federal programs that have made Elizabeth River Project's work possible in all these areas.
“One of the most difficult things about communicating about climate change is that we are moving into a different world than we’ve ever experienced.” Read more of what Michelle Covi, Assistant professor of practice at ODU’s Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department and Elizabeth River Project supporter says in the Spring 2017 edition of Distinction magazine, featuring local environmental visionaries.
"They thought the Elizabeth River was hopeless. Marjorie Mayfield Jackson proved them wrong." Read more about the growth and impact of the Elizabeth River Project in the Spring 2017 edition of Distinction magazine, featuring local environmental visionaries.
Top honors awarded to Norfolk Naval Shipyard at the Annual River Star Recognition Luncheon. Congratulations to the 120 businesses recognized for their environmental acheivements to improve the health of the Elizabeth River