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January 2019 - March 2019

 


Volunteer Opportunities

Paradise Creek Nature Park offers a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Over 2,000 adults and children have helped remove invasive plants, planted native trees, weeded garden beds, removed trash from the trails and wetland, and helped maintain education zones throughout the park. 

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Guided Ranger Walks

Enjoy the fall foliage at Paradise Creek! Take a walk through the park with Urban Ranger Kat Fish to learn about our native plant and wildlife and identify some of your favorite wildflowers. All ages; children under 12 must be accompanied by adults.

Dates: Saturday, January 19 and 26; Saturday, February 16 and 23; Saturday, March 16 and 30

Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

FREE – Registration Required
Contact Ranger Kat Fish, kfish@elizabethriver.org or 757-392-7132


1st Day Hike

Start the New Year right with a healthy, 2 mile walk with Ranger Kat! Free pedometer for first ten registrants.

Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

FREE- Registration Required- Contact Kat Fish, kfish@elizabethriver.org or 757-392-7132


Trees of Virginia

Learn how to identify some of our native trees with Byron Carmean of Virginia Big Trees. The workshop will begin indoors in the new River Academy classroom and will end with a short walk around the park to put your new found skills to the test.

Target Age: All ages; children under 12 must be accompanied by adults. 

Date: Sunday, January 13, 2019

Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

FREE – Registration Required - Contact Kat Fishkfish@elizabethriver.org or 757-392-7132


Winter Bird Walk with Dave Gibson

Join local birder Dave Gibson on a winter bird walk at Paradise Creek, more than 150 different species have been spotted at the Park!  Bring your own binoculars, or borrow a pair of ours.

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Free- Registration Required- Contact Kat Fishkfish@elizabethriver.org or 757-392-7132


Beginner Winter Wilderness Survival for Kids!

Try your hand a basic winter survival skills this February. Learn how to build shelters, find your way, leave trail markers, basic wilderness first aid, and more! No experience necessary, supplies provided. Great for scouts and school aged children. Will meet some Girl Scout and Boy Scout wilderness survival badge requirements.

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Cost: $10 – Registration Required - Contact Kat Fishkfish@elizabethriver.org or 757-392-7132


River Star Homes Workshops

River Star Home Workshop

Elizabeth River Project’s River Star Homes program is free to residents of the Elizabeth River area who commit to 7 simple steps (riverstarhomes.org). Join your fellow “stars” to learn the latest on how you can help the river at home.  Follow Elizabeth River Project on Facebook for agenda updates.

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019

Time: 10am-Noon

FREE – Registration Required
Contact Barbara Gavin, bgavin@elizabethriver.org

 


Below is a list of events coming up at Paradise Creek Nature Park!

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