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NEW! Volunteer Litter Cleanups

Let's LOVE Liz and make our home river and communities cleaner! Litter is not only unsightly; it negatively impacts the river's ecosystem and can harm wildlife. All volunteers must pre-register and agree to our COVID-19 safety guidelines below, no registrations will be done on the day of the volunteer event. Garbage bags, trash grabbers, and gloves (if you do not have your own) will be provided. Events will be rescheduled in the event or rain or extreme weather.

Saturday, December 4, 10:00am-11:30am, Elizabeth River Project Adopt-A-Spots: Sites include Colley Avenue and Knitting Mill Creek (Norfolk), Register Here!

LEAD YOUR OWN CLEANUP! Consider organizing an event at your school, business, organization, or neighborhood. Tally the amount of bags you collect and share the most common and unique items you removed. Share your results and photos with #LoveLiz or send to This will help us understand the types of litter we need to find solutions to. We'll mark your litter efforts on a map and celebrate your watershed-wide achievements!

Paradise Creek Nature Park Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering at Paradise Creek Nature Park? Click here. 

Restoration Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with us!  Elizabeth River Project depends on volunteers throughout the year to help restore our home river. From wetland plantings to oyster reef installations, there are opportunities for everyone to get involved with our restoration team. 

Our restoration team is currently looking for volunteers to help:

STAY TUNED!, Sign up below to be notified of any upcoming restoration volunteer opportunities.

SIGN UP: Click here to pre-register at least 24 hours before your shift(s). Once signed up, you will be updated by our restoration team with the street address and any schedule changes due to weather or tides.

Not able to make these dates? Sign up below in form below to be contacted for future restoration volunteer opportunities as they become available this spring.

NEW! Covid-19 & General Safety Volunteer Guidelines

- All volunteers must pre-register, no registrations will be done on the day of the volunteer event.

- The maximum number of participants is capped at 10 total volunteers per volunteer group. Space is limited to protect the safety of our volunteers and staff.

- Volunteers will attend only if they are in good health and not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

- Staff and volunteers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks following 2nd dose if required) are not required to wear face coverings or physically distance themselves from each other doing field work.

- Staff and volunteers who are not fully vaccinated ARE REQUIRED to wear face coverings.

- Staff will ensure that each project site is equipped with hand sanitizer, extra masks, and gloves.

- All volunteers must wear close-toed shoes. Volunteers in improper footwear, including CHACOs, will not be allowed to participate.

- Please bring work gloves and a reuseable water bottle. Water and work gloves, if needed, will be available on site

Questions about volunteering? Please call 757-399-7487 or contact us at


Volunteer Contact Information

Under 18? Not a problem! We'll send you a special form for your parents to sign. Please bring the completed form to your volunteer event. 

Please let us know if you have additional comments or physical considerations we should know about.