Grandy Village Learning Center to Open Minds on the Elizabeth River

News from Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority:

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.

The Elizabeth River Project’s Learning Barge is powered entirely by sun and wind.

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.