The Living River Trust is a local land conservancy serving Coastal Virginia and administers the first in-lieu fee mitigation program in the United States to provide mitigation of river bottom impacts by funding restoration of healthy river bottom elsewhere.

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Historic property on Elizabeth River’s Western Branch is First Conservation Easement in Portsmouth!
The Living River Trust now protects these 5 acres of waterfront land in perpetuity. Learn more!
500 acres of Great Dismal Swamp Preserved!
The Living River Trust is thrilled to announce the permanent preservation of 500 acres of land to be added to the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. See WAVY TV 10 coverage here.
Hampton Roads Show coverage here.
Shoreline Award Makes Front Page!
The Virginian-Pilot has featured our national award for "best shoreline restoration" on page 1!  Read it here.
Ferry Point Park Officially Open!
The Living River Trust is proud to announce the opening of Ferry Point Park on the Eastern Branch in Virginia Beach. See stories from WVEC, WAVY, and Coastal Virginia Magazine.  Click here for opening ceremony pictures and more information!