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River Star Homes

Help Restore Our River,

Make Your Home a River Star!


Over 3,200 River Star Homes are working each day to make the Elizabeth River a cleaner place. 

It's free & easy for everyone who lives in the Elizabeth River area! You'll receive a beautiful yard flag, welcome packet, and information on special events and opportunities when you agree to do these 7 simple things (click each step for more info):

  1. “Scoop the Dog Poop”
  2. Reduce Lawn Fertilizers
  3. Only Rain in the Storm Drain
  4. No Grease in Your Sink
  5. Help Geese Migrate – Don’t Feed Them
  6. Pump Out Your Boat Waste at Proper Facilities
  7. Don’t Flush Medicines

Sign up to be a River Star Home below!


 Become a Champion River Star Home

Ready to do more for the river? Apply to become a Champion River Star Home and receive your gold champion ribbon and an invitation to our annual event in the spring. Each year, one Champion Home will be selected by a peer review committee to be the Hall of Fame River Star Home and receive a grand prize. Get started on your gold ribbon today!

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Special Opportunities for River Star Homes in Norfolk, Chesapeake & Eastern Branch area of Virginia Beach

River Star Homes Rain Barrels - Elizabeth River Project
SAVE OVER $200 A YEAR with your super-size Rain Barrel.
(Chesapeake & Norfolk Only)

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River Star Homes - Best Lawn Ever!
Get your best lawn ever. FREE Advice!
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Funding Available - Beautify your shore!
FUNDING Available – Beautify Your Shore!
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Rain Garden Application
Rain Garden Application - $2000 for the right yard
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Not in the Elizabeth River area? Click Here!

Not in the the Elizabeth River Area?

The organizations below may be what you're looking for.

Norfolk near the Chesapeake Bay (Ocean View & nearby)
Bay Star Homes,, 757-823-4007

Virginia Beach near the Lynnhaven River
Pearl Homes,, 757-962-5398

James River Watershed, James River Association

River Hero Homes,, (804) 788-8811

James City County - Stormwater Div.
Clean Water Heritage,, 757-259-1460