River Talk planned on ‘Chesapeake Invaders’

Published 10:04 pm Friday, October 25, 2019

The Nansemond River Preservation Alliance will hold its next River Talk program on Tuesday.

The program will be held at the C.E.&H. Ruritan Community Hall at 8881 Eclipse Drive. This community event is free and open to the public. There will be a social period at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program from 7 to 8 p.m.

This subject of this River Talk will be “Chesapeake Invaders,” what they are and how they came to this region. The NRPA will also present a brief summary of the 2015 to 2019 State of the Nansemond River Report and Report Card.

NRPA President and Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Taraski said the talk will be on invasive creatures in the waterways. Attendees will learn what they are, how they got here and what that means about how important our waterways are.

The release of the report card should also be interesting, she said.

“It’s a brief summary of the status of the waterways,” she said. “It has a lot of content in it that addresses recommendations for the city and citizens.”

According to nansemondriverpreservationalliance.org, the mission of the NRPA “is to raise public awareness and encourage environmental stewardship of the Nansemond River, Chuckatuck Creek, Bennett’s Creek and their tributaries and wetlands by developing and implementing programs and initiating collaborative actions with individuals, businesses, civic organizations and governmental agencies.”

Email Taraski at taraski.nrpa@gmail.com for more information.