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.

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Download NRPA 2016 State of the Nansemond River and Its Tribitaries Report (PDF)

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

Special Announcements
  • March 9, 8:00 AM, Maintenance at Sleepy Hole Park
  • March 24, 9:00 AM – Noon.  Clean the Banks of the Nansemond River – North Main Street.  Meet at Burger King Parking lot.
  • March 27, 6:30 Social, 7:00 – 8:00 PM,Program. River Talk, Byrum Carmean, Tree Expert and Steven Kirkpatrick, Invasive Species Expert
  • March 29, 3:30 – 5:30 PM Monthly Nansemond River Sampling -
  • April 3-4, NRPA presentation at VA Environmental Symposium
  • April 14, 9:00 – 11:00 AM, Planting at Riparian Buffer Native Plant Arboretum Demonstration Site – Sleepy Hole Park
  • April 21, 10:00 AM -4:00 PM, NRPA display, Historic Garden Week, Eclipse Area. Carolyn and Dick Barry’s Home, Wigeneil Ext.
  • April 22, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Earth Day on the Nansemond!  Dedication Ceremony and Celebration – Sleepy Hole Park Riparian Buffer & Native Garden Demonstration Site Free and Open to the public

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

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