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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


Environmentally-friendly fertilizer made with phosphorous that used to be inside a sewage pipe.
"Posted on November 14, 2017 by Sarah Crawford
This year I’m recovering resources by composting my kitchen scraps and yard waste. All of those leaves littering my backyard right now will be put to use fertilizing my garden beds in the spring. C Read more...
"Posted on October 23, 2017 by Rebekah Eastep
November 15th is America Recycles Day, the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. It’s our hope that celebrating recycling and all the wonderfu Read more...
"Posted on October 8, 2017 by Rebekah Eastep
Investments in infrastructure range from smaller replacement project to large scale initiatives. HRSD’s Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT) will take highly treated water that is norm Read more...
"Posted on September 27, 2017 by Katie Cullipher
Hampton Roads residents have two chances in October to attend a free fall workshop presented by Bay Star Homes. On October 16 and 17, Bay Star Homes will host workshops on fall tips for native tree se Read more...
"Posted on September 19, 2017 by Rebekah Eastep
If a stranger were to pass by my house, they may think my yard is unkempt. The blanket flowers and coreopsis are sprawling and leggy. The seedheads of cone flowers are not trimmed back. The butterfly Read more...