Ferry Point Park Officially Open!

The Living River Restoration Trust is proud to have brokered a new waterfront park in Virginia Beach, protecting nine acres of wetlands and forested shores in perpetuity.  Read the media release here.

 

Ferry Point Park officially opened to the public on May 8, 2019.  Photos from the ceremony can be found here.  

 

In preparation, about 100 students from Old Donation School spent Earth Day (April 22, 2019) sprucing up the site (see more photos here)

 

The Trust raised the funds to purchase the site at 5544 Normandy Avenue in partnership with the City of Virginia Beach, which will operate the new park; VA Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.  

Fish Return to Money Point!

To date, the effects of toxic sediment removal and wetland restoration at Money Point are encouraging. Early indications are that toxics in the sediments of the Phase I area have been reduced to well below target levels.

 

At least 17 species of fish and shellfish including eels, flounder, oysters, speckled trout, shad, spot and croaker have returned!

 

And the restoration continues with Phase II of the Money Point Cleanup in progress now! 
See more here...

The Living River Restoration Trust

 Living River Restoration Trust, 475 Water St, C103A, Portsmouth, Va,  23704 Contact, John Harbin, 757-399-7487 jharbin@elizabethriver.org

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