The Living River Trust (LRT) conserves land, mitigates environmental damage, and innovates solutions for public access to the waterways LRT understands the balance between community health, environmental quality, and economic development and creates smart innovative solutions to help the Elizabeth River continue to live and work for our community.

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Paradise Creek Clean Up

NEW video


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Bold step forward

First Living River Trust director comes home. MORE

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.
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!

Help Us Preserve Land Like This and Give Back on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is Just Hours Away!

The Living River Trust would be so grateful if you would consider supporting us on Giving Tuesday, November 30, 2021!


We are a non-profit working hard each day to protect and preserve the land and water of the Elizabeth River. And we are on a roll!


We’ve protected environmentally valuable land in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, and Portsmouth — forever. Not to mention our active work cleaning up the water where we remove pollutants and clean the river bottom with our Paradise Creek project in Portsmouth.

Check out the new video.


The Living River Trust was recently awarded a "Giving Back" Award by Coastal Virginia Magazine in recognition of the Trust's outstanding efforts in improving our communities and environment. For example, this 88-acre waterfront parcel will soon to be a community park with water access, boating access, and hiking trails, open to the public. The Trust has led the planning, purchase, and donation of the land for a future park for the use of our communities, while also insuring the beautiful and environmentally important woodlands and wetlands are preserved in the future.


Will you consider helping us continue to give back? Your donation is leveraged against grant and mitigation funds to maximize our impact in protecting and preserving the Elizabeth River. The donation is tax deductible, and we ask that you donate by 12/31/21.

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