Virginia Zoo recognized for long-term environmental stewardship

Posted at 12:22 PM, Mar 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-20 12:22:28-04

Norfolk, Va. – The Virginia Zoo received a special honor this week.

They were recognized by the  Elizabeth River Project as a sustained distinguished performer with three river stars.

They received this for their one-acre oyster reef construction partnership with the Elizabeth River Project and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

This honor is given when a River Star business or organization completes a significant new initiative with no change in recognition level.

These stars reflect the organization’s level in the program.

About 115 facilities are recognized.

“The Virginia Zoo staff is very proud to be among the area’s most appreciated organizations for contributing to the health of our rivers,” said Zoo Executive Director Greg Bockheim. “Our restoration programs for wetlands, oyster beds and rain gardens add important and significant conservation education components to our programs.”