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Making the Case

“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.

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The Impossible Job

"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.

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Read the "One Flock" story in the Virginian Pilot!

“"One Flock" steel sculpture, the first U.S. project by international artist Rob Mulholland to be unveiled Sunday”

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Remember the Elizabeth During Employee Campaign Giving

Did you know you can donate to Elizabeth River Project through United Way? All you have to do is simply write in "Elizabeth River Project."

Come Be a Part of the North American Debut

Scottish sculptor, Rob Mulholland, welcomes the public while he works with Portsmouth youth at First Fridays event on Oct. 7 from 5-8 pm.

Environmental Artist Talk: Rob Mullholand

Join Mulholland for a public lecture highlighting his international achievements in environmental art at 2pm on September 29 at The Chrysler Museum of Art.


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.