Elizabeth River

looking north towards Norfolk along the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River
looking north towards Norfolk along the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River
Source: US Army Corps of Engineers, Draft Integrated City of Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study / Environmental Impact Statement (Figure 10-36)

The Elizabeth River Project, working with government agencies, has led the effort to restore the Elizabeth River. It created the Living River Trust, which in 2022 purchased 88 acres in the City of Chesapeake. The property was transferred to the city to become Newton Neck park, offering public access for recreational activities on the South Branch of the Elizabeth River. The passive park was a rare opportunity to protect natural habitat in a watershed where 90% of the land had already been developed.1

in 2022, Newton Neck was transferred to the City of Chesapeake to become a passive park
in 2022, Newton Neck was transferred to the City of Chesapeake to become a passive park
Source: ESRI, ArcGIS Online

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References

1. "Massive new public park in Chesapeake to conserve green space along Elizabeth River," WHRO, June 17, 2022, https://whro.org/news/29961-massive-new-public-park-in-chesapeake-to-conserve-green-space-along-elizabeth-river (last checked June 20, 2022)


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