Nansemond River Preservation Alliance Mission Statement

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 and their tributaries and wetlands by developing and implementing programs and initiating collaborative actions with individuals, businesses, civic organizations and governmental agencies.

Action Points

  • Establish an environmental water quality baseline.
  • Coordinate and develop educational resources and programs.
  • Promote actions to preserve and conserve the region’s water quality, wetlands, wildlife refuges and viewsheds*.
  • Improve public access to the waterways
 *Viewshed is a term used by the National Park Service to describe a river’s shoreline view from the water. (From pristine undeveloped to bulk headed developed.)