SUPPORT THE TRAIL

There are many ways you can contribute to the success of the Elizabeth River Trail.
For the Elizabeth River Trail to accomplish its mission of becoming an inclusive, connected urban trail and a model of waterfront trail resilience, it needs support from the community.

Our small staff works tirelessly to manage the programs, maintenance and amenities along the trail. We need lots of help to keep the ERT clean, active and a source of local pride. Please consider becoming a volunteer with us. We have an active Trail Ambassador program that serves as our eyes and ears on the trail looking for maintenance issues as well as helping trail users find their way. We host many events from clean-up days to bike rides, to historical and botanical walks and they all need volunteers to plan and execute.

VOLUNTEER

Our small staff works tirelessly to manage the programs, maintenance and amenities along the trail. We need lots of help to keep the ERT clean, active and a source of local pride. Please consider becoming a volunteer with us. We have an active Trail Ambassador program that serves as our eyes and ears on the trail looking for maintenance issues as well as helping trail users find their way. We host many events throughout the year. From clean up days and bike rides to historical and botanical walks, they all need volunteers to plan and execute.

MAKE A DONATION

Financial stability is the backbone of any non-profit, and we are not alone in needing financial support for our operations and capital projects. Currently, we need help to support our ongoing operations and programs. In the future, we have dreams of expanding the trail and adding more amenities and programming including kayak launches, unique art-like playgrounds, interactive educational signage, solar lighting, fitness equipment and more.

MAKE A DONATION

Financial stability is the backbone of any non-profit, and we are not alone in needing financial support for our operations and capital projects. Currently, we need help to support our ongoing operations and programs. In the future, we have dreams of expanding the trail and adding more amenities and programming including kayak launches, unique art-like playgrounds, interactive educational signage, solar lighting, fitness equipment and more. Please visit this page to see annual giving opportunities for individuals and corporations.

From large corporations to small businesses, we invite you to align your brand with the Elizabeth River Trail where the community will see your support of one of their most beloved public spaces. We rely on corporate innovation and experience to provide financial support of the design, construction and maintenance of the trail and our various amenities.

BECOME A CORPORATE PARTNER

From large corporations to small businesses, we invite you to align your brand with the Elizabeth River Trail where the community will see your support of one of their most beloved public spaces. We rely on corporate innovation and experience to provide financial support of the design, construction and maintenance of the trail and our various amenities.

Building community is at the heart of what we do, and we’re proud of our partnerships with dozens of businesses and organizations throughout Norfolk. You can become a Community Partner by including the Trail in your events, becoming a corporate donor, using the Trail as a destination for events, being a vendor at ERT programs, sharing our social media and tagging us on your Trail adventures. We also love companies that encourage their employees to engage in trail activities, like corporate clean-ups. We’re always open to collaboration and hearing about unexpected ways our paths might cross! The Trail has something for everyone and is FOR everyone.

BECOME A COMMUNITY PARTNER

Building community is at the heart of what we do, and we’re proud of our partnerships with dozens of businesses and organizations throughout Norfolk. You can become a Community Partner by including the Trail in your events, becoming a corporate donor, using the Trail as a destination for events, being a vendor at ERT programs, sharing our social media and tagging us on your Trail adventures. We also love companies that encourage their employees to engage in trail activities, like corporate clean-ups. We’re always open to collaboration and hearing about unexpected ways our paths might cross! The Trail has something for everyone and is FOR everyone.

Please email us your ideas for community partnerships.

Our Board of Directors and our committees help the trail thrive and grow as an innovative and inclusive space in Norfolk. They are leaders in creating distinctive programming and strategic partnerships while maintaining environmental sustainability and resilience. We are always looking for new faces to join our cause.

JOIN OUR BOARD OR COMMITTEES

Our Board of Directors and our committees help the trail thrive and grow as an innovative and inclusive space in Norfolk. They are leaders in creating distinctive programming and strategic partnerships while maintaining environmental sustainability and resilience. We are always looking for new faces to join our cause.

Several of our events are simply social gatherings of like-minded members of the community who are gathering to bike, run or enjoy the outside. However, some of our events are fundraisers that directly support the trail. If you’re interested in hosting one, please email us. We invite you to join us as often as you can. Please visit our calendar to see all that is happening.

attend events

Several of our events are simply social gatherings of like-minded members of the community who are gathering to bike, run or enjoy the outside. However, some of our events are fundraisers that directly support the trail. If you’re interested in hosting one, please email us. We invite you to join us as often as you can. Please visit our calendar to see all that is happening.

other support

Be a Lime Hero—We’re all about community empowerment! When you rent any Lime scooter or e-bike you can help the trail. So whether you’re cruising the ERT or scooting around town, you can be a hero by rounding up the cost of your ride to support the ERT. Become a Lime Hero here.

Amazon Smile—A simple way for you to support The Elizabeth River Trail every time you shop, at no cost to you. Visit AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. The Trail will receive 0.5% of your purchase amount.

Several local businesses offer unique seasonal products or services where a percentage of sales go directly to the ERT. We’d love to partner with your business on exclusive ERT branding. Please contact us with your ideas.

other support

Be a Lime Hero—We’re all about community empowerment! When you rent any Lime scooter or e-bike you can help the trail. So whether you’re cruising the ERT or scooting around town, you can be a hero by rounding up the cost of your ride to support the ERT. Become a Lime Hero here.

Amazon Smile—A simple way for you to support The Elizabeth River Trail every time you shop, at no cost to you. Visit AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. The Trail will receive 0.5% of your purchase amount.

Several local businesses offer unique seasonal products or services where a percentage of sales go directly to the ERT. We’d love to partner with your business on exclusive ERT branding. Please contact us with your ideas.