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Join Face of Fox 43 at RIVERFest!

Annaka Chestnutt, the “Face of Fox 43,” will help lead the walk to the top of the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge during RIVERFest on Oct. 9.

Sculptor Gives Our Park International Note

Rob Mulholland has completed works for Scotland, Russia, South Korea, France, and more. Now, Mulholland has created his first U.S. sculptural installation for the Elizabeth River Project at Paradise Creek Nature Park. Read the press release. Artist’s bio. Selected works.  

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Dominion Coal Ash

Our Board says removing the coal ash from Dominion’s closed energy plant in Chesapeake is “the most likely alternative to protect the environmental health of the Elizabeth River” and should be seriously considered – along with other alternatives.

Read our comments here

Paddle Out in the Region's First Clear-Bottom Kayaks

Have we got an adventure for you! Join us for one of our guided paddle programs this summer.

Lafayette Officially De-Listed!

We’ve been organizing efforts to restore the Lafayette since 2010. The state this week officially “de-listed” this branch of the Elizabeth as impaired for bacteria.

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Come Paddle in Paradise

The Elizabeth River Project cut the ribbon today on a kayak launch and an outdoor student pavilion at our new Paradise Creek Nature Park.

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First Lady Boards Our Barge!

April 18 – We’re so honored that First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe came aboard our Learning Barge today to experience a student field trip aboard “America’s Greenest Vessel.” 

River Stars Featured Bay-Wide

We’re proud to have our River Stars programs capture the limelight in this great photo essay by the Chesapeake Bay Program.


NEW River Plan, Star Power!

Thanks to 100 stakeholders who’ve helped us set five bold new priorities for restoring theElizabeth River. Calling “River Star” homes, businesses, governments and schools: It’s time to find your Star Power.

HRSD: New Hall of Famer

Hooray for environmental achievements celebrated at our annual River Star Businesses Recognition Luncheon. HRSD made Hall of Fame!

Photo Essay: Climbing Aboard the Learning Barge

On a fall morning, a lot is happening on the steel deck of the Dominion Virginia Power Learning Barge. A stream of fourth grade students from Granby Elementary School follows Robin Dunbar, the Elizabeth River Project’s deputy director of education, onto the vessel where they will measure oyster shells, listen to osprey calls, find periwinkles in the wetland observation pool and make traditional mud art. MORE

New Grant for Park!

Thank you, Hampton Roads Community Foundation, for $100,000 for Phase 2 amenities at our Paradise Creek Nature Park.

Learn more about park HERE

Read more about the grant HERE.

Rob Mulholland's mesmerizing art coming to Paradise Creek Nature Park.

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the Elizabeth River Project a $50,000 grant to bring renowned Scottish sculptor Rob Mulholland to Paradise Creek Nature Park in Portsmouth in 2016 for his first major installation in the US. 

Chesapeake’s Newest Living Shoreline

Transforming an Unstable Shore at Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Park.

A big hooray for River Star Businesses!

These businesses were recognized on Jan. 22 for reducing pollution voluntarily by 312 million pounds since 1997! Results were celebrated at our annual recognition banquet, featured here by media sponsor Inside Business.

Thank you, 2015 "stars."