Community Interests

The Elizabeth River Project Information

Fairfield drains into the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, a key focus area for the environmental non-profit, The Elizabeth River Project. 

The Elizabeth River Project offers a free River Star Home program where neighbors can receive a free garden flag for agreeing to do 7 things at home that help the health of the river from pledging to scoop the poop to keeping grease out of the sink.

There are over 4,300 participants throughout the Elizabeth River area working towards a cleaner river with this group. 

Exciting River Star Home opportunities we have available to Virginia Beach River Star Homes:

  •  Super-Size Rain Barrels – Save on your water bills and reduce polluted runoff into our local waterways. Rain barrels through River Star Homes are just $125 each (retail over $300). Cost includes delivery, hardware, and installation to existing gutters!
  • Funding Available for Your Shoreline Planting Project – Our experts will assist with planning, design, and permitting this winter to transform your waterfront into a living shoreline with native wetland grasses that reduce pollution. River Star Homes will even fund 50% of your total project cost (up to $4,000). Have a bulkhead or riprap? Then an upland buffer planting is for you with up to $1,000 in cost share assistance available.
  • Up to $2000 for a Rain Garden – Reduce pollution by getting stormwater back into the ground with an attractive rain garden that also invites songbirds and butterflies to your yard. River Star Homes will fund 50% of the total rain garden project cost (up to $2,000)! Need not live directly on the river to qualify.
  • Get Your FREE Soil Test – Now is the time! Have your best lawn ever without harmful chemicals – sign up this winter to receive a FREE soil test and custom organic lawn plan developed just for you by our experts basis your soil results.


For more information or to sign up for any of these projects at