NRPA Programs

Nansemond River Preservation Alliance is leading the efforts on several projects where residents can participate.

We are seeking volunteers for the Water Quality Monitoring, NWI and Shoreline Programs.  Please contact taraski.nrpa@gmail.com for more information

Water Quality Monitoring Program–Monthly water sampling along 9 sites on the Nansemond River and 4 sites along Shingle Creek., 3 sites along Bennett’s Creek. VA DEQ protocol certified for salinity, oxygen, clarity, temperature,pH and e.coli.

Oyster Restoration Project:  In progress: 18 families are participating in the program.

NRPA Nansemond Watershed Initiative (NWI) : ‘Connecting the Classroom With the Environment’. Three-module in-classroom and  boating research and marsh field study experience created by NRPA. The NWI environmental education program was launched in September 2013 in the City of Suffolk Public Schools.   All seventh grade students are participating in the program. As of May 2016, 3,000 students completed the NWI program and became NRPA Junior Members.   NWI  Program for Nansemond Suffolk Academy – fourth grade students launched in 2013.

Business and Foundation River Savers Program: Sustaining members: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., TowneBank.   Leadership members: VolvoPenta, BASF Corporation,Batten Bay Farm, Bennetts Creek Pharmacy, Bennetts Creek Nursery, Birdsong Corporation, Copico Print Services, Duke Automotive, Ferguson Enterprises, Lowe’s, Mike Duman Automotive, Wheelabrator Technologies.  Foundations: Community Action Coalition of Virginia, Hampton Roads Community Foundation, Norfolk Southern Foundation, Pruden Foundation, Suffolk Foundation, Virginia Environmental Endowment.

River Talks:  Tuesday, November 15, 2016  Suffolk River Heritage – A Heritage How – To Workshop.  Preserving your family heritage and history.
 Water Quality Committee:  Conducts monthly sampling and monitoring of the Nansemond River, Bennetts Creek, Shingle Creek, Burnetts Mill Creek. Next committee meeting, December 2016 (Date TBD)

Please call 757-745-7447 for more information
 taraski.nrpa@gmail.com