We look forward
to seeing you at the......
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
Sponsored by Suffolk River Heritage
EXPERIENCE SUFFOLK WATERWAYS!
FISH AND WILDLIFE EXHIBITS, LOADS OF FUN AND INTERACTIVE
MEET RIVER CRITTERS AND 'FRIENDS', HANDS ON STATIONS
Please forward the flyer
to friends and neighbors!
John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
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 Alliances 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 Suffolks 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 Suffolks 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.
Suffolk River Heritage
City of Suffolk Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Isaac Walton League
Nansemond River Garden Club
Suffolk Master Gardeners
Suffolk River Heritage
Virginia Living Museum
Talks - Look
for our next event coming soon!
Water Trail Map - Available
Detailed map showing our local waterways.
- Historic points of interest showcased on creeks and
- Plants and animals along our shorelines
- Public Access Sites
Us for more details
- Peninsula In Passage
newest cultural journalism project supported by Suffolk
- 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