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We look forward to seeing you at the......
2014 NRPA Annual River & Creek Fest
(Free & open to the public)
Saturday, May 10
9:30 - 11:30 Fest
11:30 - noon Ceremony to open
The Captain John Smith National Historic Trail
Sponsored by Suffolk River Heritage

EXPERIENCE SUFFOLK WATERWAYS!
FISH AND WILDLIFE EXHIBITS, LOADS OF FUN AND INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES
MEET RIVER CRITTERS AND 'FRIENDS', HANDS ON STATIONS

Please forward the flyer to friends and neighbors!

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail –
Kiosk Dedication

Bennetts Creek Park

The Nansemond River has officially become part of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail (CAJO). Dedication of the first of three historical trail markers will take place on Saturday, May 10 at Bennetts Creek Park during Nansemond River Preservation Alliance’s River and Creek Fest. Dedication ceremony will take place at 11:30 by the boat ramp. Join us to celebrate.
NRPA River and Creek Fest – 9:30-Noon

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
The “trail” is a system of more than 170 water trails, parks, museums, wildlife refuges and other sites. The trail was officially launched on May 12, 2007, as part of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown Virginia.

Suffolk River Heritage, a local cultural heritage group, has worked for the last three years spearheading the efforts to have Suffolk’s historic Nansemond River added to the National Park System trail. The Suffolk Water Trails map it has recently published with the help of several local groups helps tell the story of the environmental and historical value of Suffolk’s river and tributaries.
Initial funding for map and trail efforts was from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities followed by private donations and collaboration of the National Park Service, Nansemond River Preservation Alliance and other local groups.

Karla Smith
Suffolk River Heritage

PARTNERING ORGANIZATIONS
City of Suffolk Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Isaac Walton League
Nansemond River Garden Club
Suffolk Master Gardeners
Suffolk River Heritage
Virginia Living Museum


River Talks - Look for our next event coming soon!



Suffolk Water Trail Map - Available Now!
Detailed map showing our local waterways.

  • Historic points of interest showcased on creeks and rivers
  • Plants and animals along our shorelines
  • Public Access Sites
  • Contact Us for more details


NEW PUBLICATION - Peninsula In Passage -
Available NOW!
The newest cultural journalism project supported by Suffolk River Heritage

  • The hardcover book, an evolving history of Bennett's Creek and Driver as told by life-long residents, friends and leaders instrumental in the area's rapid and remarkable development, is now published and available for sale.
  • More details


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