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The Next Wave

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2021 Wave!

Help achieve river-wide expansion of our education and restoration initiatives with your gift today.

Join us in celebrating the naming of the coming Pru and Louis Ryan Resilience Lab, with many dolphin leaps of thanks to these longtime supporters for the most generous gift in Elizabeth River Project's history.

Learn their motivation in this interview with Louis Ryan -- and consider your own gift as we enter the final phase of this remarkable campaign.


Your impact is already making waves! Check out this article in Distinction Magazine about Executive Director, Marjorie Mayfield Jackson and the work happening with the new Resilience Lab!


1. Construct a cutting-edge Resilience Lab, Norfolk.

2. Expand the River Academy at Paradise Creek Nature Park, Portsmouth.


3. Support 5 years of pioneer river education including aboard the Learning Barge.


Thanks to all who helped meet the Aimee and Frank Batten $1M challenge match!

Help us make the expansion of river restoration and education a reality!



Next Wave

Media Coverage

Elizabeth River Project receives its largest donation in history, organizers say 
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Elizabeth River Project receives $2.1M naming gift
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New environmental and education center to be named after Norfolk couple
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The Elizabeth River Project has received a $2.1 million gift (their largest ever) to help build their Colley Ave Resilience Lab.
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Elizabeth River project builds home in flood-prone area of Norfolk to showcase 'resilient living'
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Norfolk’s new Resilience Park to be named for longtime supporters of the Elizabeth River Project
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Elizabeth River Project gets $2.1 Million Gift, Largest in its history
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Ryans donate lead gift for the "next wave" of river restoration