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Public Programs

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June - September 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. 

Click Here for volunteer opportunities, dates, and times.

 


Paradise Creek Nature Park Events

Join us at Paradise Creek Nature Park for events throughout the summer.  We are located at 1141 Victory Boulevard in Portsmouth, Virginia.

 

Family Nature Walks

Discover the wonders of Paradise Creek Nature Park. Take a leisurely walk and learn about the history of the park, its native plants, and wildlife. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the new eco-friendly Towne Bank River Playground! 

Date(s):  Saturdays, July 13, July 27, August 10, August 31, September 7

Time:  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Targeted Ages:  All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: FREE – Registration Required

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Fall Migration Bird Walk

Join master birder Dave Gibson, who discovered many of our park's unusual species, to see some of the 161 species of birds identified in the nature park so far.  Observe the park's 40 acres of native plantings as an important stop over for birds making their fall migration.

Date:  Saturday, September 28

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Targeted Ages:  All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: FREE – Registration Required

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River Star Homes Workshops

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. Visit riverstarhomes.org for agenda updates.

 

Natural Mosquito Control Workshop with Tim DuBois

Date: Saturday, June 8

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join Tim DuBois from the City of Portsmouth Public Works Department and learn how to naturally and safely protect yourself from mosquitos. Interact with the pesky pests, learn how to identify them, and how to naturally reduce mosquito populations in your yard!

Cost: FREE – Registration Required 

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Butterfly Society

Date: Saturday, August 24

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Meet the Monarchs!  Join the Butterfly Society of Virginia for a special presentation on butterfly and moth conservation.  Learn how to become a host with your own butterfly gardens and support their survival.

Cost: FREE – Registration Required 

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Integrated Pest Management

Date: Saturday, September 7

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cost: FREE – Registration Required 

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