From a competitive pool of nationwide applicants, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership has selected Elizabeth River Project to join Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities, a technical assistance program focused on improving safe and equitable local park access.
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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.
Life Scout Patrick chose Paradise Creek for his Eagle Scout project, the highest honor a Boy Scout can earn.
Mayor John Rowe (center) helped plant the first native blueberries on Sept. 24, 2018 to launch an Edible Park project at Paradise Creek Nature Park. Thank you, Healthy Portsmouth and Portsmouth Health Dept.!
Free public foraging starting 2019 as more than 200 native edible plants mature.
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Start the New Year right with a healthy, 2 mile walk with Ranger Kat! Free pedometer for first ten registrants.
Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
FREE- Registration Required- Contact Kat Fish, email@example.com or 757-392-7132
Volunteers with Support Public Art clear the spot for “ephemeral art.” Stop by and create your own, then send us a photo!
Yolima Carr joins Elizabeth River Project as the new Conservation Landscape Curator
Elizabeth River Project welcomes Marlee Fuller-Morris as Ornithologist in Residence at Paradise Creek Nature Park through June. Marlee has conducted research with a variety of bird species in Oklahoma and Mississippi. Look for bird walks led by Marlee in the coming months.
The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has added Paradise Creek Nature Park to their network of best places to see birds and wildlife in the Commonwealth. You can find more information here
Thanks to our new Fred W. Beazley River Academy, we just finished our first summer camp in “Paradise.” Special thanks to sponsors Dominion Energy, Frank and Aimee Batten and Dr. Mack Bonner.
Portsmouth Master Gardeners learned pruning and planting techniques while using the park as their outdoor classroom.
Eagle Scout Harrison installs benches at Paradise Creek Nature Park for more seating throughout the forest and along the wetland. Keep an eye out for upcoming Eagle Scout and Girl Scout Gold Award additions!
A park visitor got to practice his fishing skills during a Healthy River Healthy You program while learning all about his health and the health of the River!
Churchland Middle School students took a pledge during Red Ribbon Week to remain drug free – and decided to “Plant a Promise” to remind themselves each year of the promise they made. Thanks to Norfolk Botanical Garden for donating the native Eastern Red Columbine. The flowers were planted in the middle school courtyard with help from our Education Ranger.