Additionally, the GVLC showcases state-of-the-art environmental design, wetlands reclamation as well as aquatic education and recreation on the Elizabeth River. Norfolk’s Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space will have a canoe and kayak launch and water safety programs available.
These efforts are breathing new life into a portion of the river largely written off as dead and expediting the Elizabeth River Project’s goal of making the river fishable and swimmable by 2020.
The 15,000 square foot, $4.1 million GVLC will host a grand opening on Wednesday, September 1 from 10:30AM to 1PM, just in time for the 2010/2011 school year.
If Norfolk’s leaders can create this exciting facility on 44 acres, imagine what we can do in Virginia Beach with 122 acres on the Lynnhaven/Pleasure House Creek.