Saving the Nansemond River, Chuckatuck Creek, Bennett's Creek and tributaries... These waterways are a vital part of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and are also tributaries of the lower James important river network that supports a thriving and ever expanding Hampton Roads community.


Download NRPA 2014 State of the Nansemond River and Its Tribitaries Report (PDF)

Download W&M Coastal Policy Center Suffolk Study (PDF)

Special Announcements
  • February 28, NRPA meeting with HRSD Water Tracking Team 9:30 AM
  • February 28, NRPA Water Sampling, 3:30 P.M.  Captain Bob Crocker
  • March 1, Launch Water Wise Home Program for Suffolk
  • March 25, Buffer Restoration Project – Sleepy Hole Park 9:00 – noon
  • April 1, Clean the River.  9:00 AM, Meet at Burger King Parking lot, Main Street.
  • April 4, River Talk – How’s Our Waterways, 6:30 Social, 7:00 Program
  • April 19 and 21,  Buffer Restoration Project – Bennetts Creek Park
  • April 22,  Dedication Ceremony – Sleepy Hole Park – Buffer Restoration Demonstration Site and Arboretum.  Time TBD.
  • May 1 and 2, Marshfield Study Program – Bennetts Creek Park


Seeking volunteers for the NRPA’s programs and activities. Please call 757-708-6114 if interested.

Our Mission

The mission of the Nansemond River Preservation Alliance is to raise public awareness and encourage environmental stewardship of the Nansemond River, Chuckatuck Creek, Bennett’s Creek …

River History

The Nansemond River was named for the Native American tribe that fished its waters for thousands of years before European settlers arrived.  In 1609,  Captain John Smith sailed into the Nansemond River …

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Nansemond Watershed Iniative Programs

Nansemond River Preservation Alliance is leading the efforts on several projects that residents can participate. Water Quality Monitoring Project–Begin sampling in November…  

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Make a Difference

Our mission is to work together with residents, government, business and civic/community organizations to better manage the environmental stewardship of the Nansemond River watershed…

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"What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?" - Henry David Thoreau