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Get On the Boat!

Green Learning BargeBring a colleague, bring a friend, everyone is invited to join the Hampton Roads Watershed Roundtable for a tour of Grandy Village's wetland mitigation project and the Elizabeth River Learning Barge on November 15th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. 

Supported by the HRPDC, the Hampton Roads Watershed Roundtable is intended to provide a forum for education and information exchange among local organizations, local government, the public, and the HRPDC on a range of issues including water quality, water resources and Chesapeake Bay regulatory programs, local environmental issues, land conservation, and green infrastructure. The Grandy Village wetland mitigation project is of note because it addressed multiple local needs including those of the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority's Grandy Village and the Norfolk light rail project. A tour through the site will remind you that beauty and function can go hand-in-hand. 

The Elizabeth River Learning Barge is the world's first floating wetland classroom and America's Greenest Vessel. Powered by sun and wind and equipped with live wetlands, an enclosed classroom, composting toilets and a rainwater filtration system, the 120 by 32 foot Learning Barge is designed to both model and teach ecology and sustainability to the next generation of lower Chesapeake Bay stewards. The mission is to help teach how to make the Elizabeth River swimmable and fishable by 2020.

The tours will take place on November 15th from 1:00-4:00 pm at Grandy Village Learning Center, 2971 Kimball Loop, Norfolk, VA 23504.


1:00 - Tour of Grandy Village Wetland Restoration Project

2:00 - Tour of Elizabeth River Learning Barge

3:00 - askHRgreen.org update

Please RSVP by November 13th to Lisa Hardy, LHardy@hrpdcva.gov.