The education team from Paradise Creek Nature Park worked together with students, teachers, and parents from Victory Elementary School to implement a Youth Resilient Project to address flooding in their schoolyard. Each grade will participate in different kinds of planting projects including rain gardens, shade gardens, a pollinator garden, and a native tree grove. The master gardeners and our Paradise Creek Nature Park volunteers helped prepare the locations for planting. The students are working together to create a Resilient STEM school as a wonderful model as stewards for other schools to follow.
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Join us on Saturday November 23rd for our Holiday Wreath Workshop in Paradise! Create your own wreath masterpiece from cedar branches, pine branches, holly branches, pinecones, magnolia leaves, and oyster shells. All materials and supplies included. $30 for members, $40 for non-members. Limited space availible. Please register online.
Help us make Paradise Creek Nature Park worthy of its name! Join fellow river lovers for seasonal tasks including weeding, planting, cleaning, pruining, light maintenance and more! Dress for working outdoors, and bring work gloves and a water bottle if you have them.
Discover the wonders of Paradise Creek! Bring the family for a walk through the park with a ranger to learn about our native plants and wildlife, and look for signs of wildlife. Please register online.
You don’t want to miss this event on October 26th at Paradise Creek Nature Park. Jin the park’s master birder, David Gibson, to observe the many birds who stop at our park during their fall migration. More than 160 species of birds have been identified in the nature park so far! Register for the event here
Come see the new enhancement projects in Paradise! We are clearing and planting native plants in the fresh water wetands 'ditch' along Victory boulevard. This enrichment project is in coordination with the Safe Routes project to Paradise Creek Nature Park.
Come see our new enhancement projects in Paradise! We are clearing and planting native plants in the fresh water wetlands 'ditch' along Victory boulevard. These landscaping enrichments are in coordination with the Safe Routes project to Paradise Creek Nature Park.
Come see our new enhancement projects! We are clearing and planting over 1,000 native plants in the fresh water wetlands 'ditch' along Victory boulevard! This completes installing beautification landscaping as part of Safe Routes to Paradise Creek Nature Park.
Come see the new growth in Paradise! The beautiful ornamental grasses, we planted in the median bed earlier this year, are now in full bloom! The white cloud muhly grasses, the pinicum shenandoah, and the feather grasses line the entry way as you drive into the park.
The Elizabeth River Project hosted Moon River Supper to thank our donors and celebrate the Elizabeth River restoration progress! A big thank you to Porte Towne Magic! Pops Orchestra and Show Choir for helping to make the night so special! The students hail from Churchland, IC Norcom and Wilson High Scools in Portsmouth. Also a big thank you to the Elizabeth River Project staff for their hard work and dedication! Thank you for your continued support!
Our first Youth Conservation Interns spent eight weeks filled with amazing accomplishments this summer at Paradise Creek Nature Park.
Due to the uncertain weather conditions from Hurricane Dorian, we are cancelling all programming at Paradise Creek Nature Park planned for this Saturday, September 7, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Our Youth Conservation Interns learned how to kayak and enjoyed kayaking in Paradise! While kayaking, the interns also learned about our restored wetlands and the water quality in the river.
James (far right) is a senior at Old Dominion University, majoring in Park, Recreation, and Tourism Studies with a minor in Conservation Leadership.
James has been helping with native species restoration and invasive species management here at Paradise Creek Nature Park. He will be helping us mentor our five youth conservation interns throughout the summer in areas of conservation, landscaping design and installation, and horticulture skill. He will also be teaching the concept of pro-environmental principles with Leave No Trace (LNT).
These interns are High School students from Wilson and I.C. Norcom. They are joining us in partnership with the NextGen Regional Internship program. They will learn about landcape conservation, wetland restoration and work on different projects to enhance Paradise Creek Nature Park. Stay tuned for more updates!