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Your go-to resource for everything green in Hampton Roads! is a public awareness program of the 17 cities and counties of Hampton Roads administered through the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC), which encourages environmental stewardship among all residents here in southeastern Virginia. Members of include the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg; the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, Surry and York; the town of Smithfield and the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD). Find out more about


"Posted on November 25, 2015 by Sarah Crawford
I’m in love with my new sink.  After 3 months of DIY renovations we finally moved into our new house and I’ve got to say, it’s one of my favorite things amidst the mountains of boxes.  I'm try Read more...
Photo Credit: Suffolk News Herald 
Wayne Jones, litter control coordinator and spokesperson for Keep America Beautiful, stands at Morgan Memorial Library with some of the bags full of plastic bags that were collected during a recycling event on Saturday.
"Posted on November 24, 2015 by Rebekah Eastep
For America Recycles Day, Suffolk Public Libraries opened their doors and within minutes citizens were steadily pouring into the Morgan Memorial and North Suffolk locations bringing their unwanted pl Read more...
"Posted on November 20, 2015 by Rebekah Eastep
Over 45 million turkeys will be prepared for family feasts across the country this Thanksgiving and people are still debating the best way to cook the bird – oven roasted or deep fried. Traditional Read more...
"Posted on November 18, 2015 by Guest Contributor
Coleridge’s poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner brings to mind a tale of horror where the boat is surrounded by water, but “not a drop to drink.”  The truth is that this natural resource is re Read more...
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"Posted on November 16, 2015 by Debbie Blanton
For three years and counting, HWRP has worked in the City of Hampton on various solo and collaborative projects with the goal of improving Hampton’s waterways through education, advocacy, public aw Read more...