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Upcoming Events

Earth Day Event!

4/20/2023 12pm to 4 pm, We will join with other conservation groups at Campostella Square Park in Chesapeake. There will be losts of activities for the kids! Many ecological areas will be covered. Coloring books and crayons for the kids and a trash pick up will be the features of the Save the Dismal Group. For more information, please click on the button below.
We hope to see you there!

Earth Day Weekend Dismal Hike

Meet is 4/21/2024 @ 10 am at the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, North Trailhead, 1246 Dismal Swamp Canal Trl, Chesapeake, Va. 23323
We will embark on an easy, paved surface hike. 3  miles, total. Along the way we will discuss the history, plant and animal species, folklore, peoples and modern threats to the Greatd Dismal Swamp.
For more information, click on the button below!

Past Events

                                                                              Annual Wild Grape Hike
Join us on Sunday, September 10th, 2023, 9:30 am, as Save the Dismal will holds their annual
wild muscadine grape, foraging hike! We usually pick and eat as we go, some folks
like to take a few home. The location will be at The Great Dismal Swamp Canal Trail. 1200 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Chesapeake, Va. 23323. We will hike 1.5 miles in and then turn around, total length of the hike will be 3 miles. Along the way we will talk about the history of the Great Dismal Swamp, identify plant and tree species, point out wildlife if we come across it and hopefully pick some grapes! If you are wild grape curious, We are posting a video above that helps to explain the do's and dont's of foraging for wild grapes!

                                                         Sunray Container Facility Vote at City Council

Please join us at City Hall on Cedar Rd. September 19th, 2023, at 6 pm, to help the Sunray and Homestead Communities fight against
a industrial facility that would horribly alter the agricultural way of life for Sunray, and destroy the
home values of those in Homestead. This project has all of the footprints of the bullying Port of Virginia all over it. We need you there to speak or show support for the effort to stop this project.
For more information, go to our Sunray Container Facility page.


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