Programs

Conservation Landscaping


The Elizabeth River Project has several programs to help home owners upgrade their yards to become better stewards of a healthy environment. And now in the Indian River area of Chesapeake, the Friends of Indian River is stepping up to provide a little extra funding support for such projects to create rain gardens, vegetated shoreline buffers, and living shorelines. Learn more ....

Friends of Indian River Education Scholarship

The Friends of Indian River is sponsoring a $500 Education Scholarship for a current Indian River High School senior who will be a college freshman next year.  The scholarship will recognize a senior who excels in leadership, citizenship, extracurricular activities and academics.  All completed applications must be returned to the IRHS Scholarship Coordinator and then given to the Indian River High School Awards Committee for final selection of the recipient.   Learn more....

Chesapeake Master Gardener/Tidewater Master Naturalist

The Friends of Indian River will reimburse half of the tuition (up to $65) for any of our members in good standing who complete either the Chesapeake Master Gardener Intern Program or the Tidewater Master Naturalist Basic Training during the 2020-2021 period; and complete the required service hours of those programs to become certified by the end of 2021.  Members must notify the Friends of Indian River when they start their Internship or Basic Training.  Those who complete all these requirements may then submit documentation of completion and request this reimbursement from the Friends of Indian River.  Reimbursement is only available while funding lasts; current budget is for 3 participants ($200) during this period.  Acceptance into the Master Gardener or Master Naturalist program is governed by their own selection procedure; the Friends of Indian River have no input on that process.  Contact us at info@friendsofindianriver.org for more info.

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