On Saturday, August 6, 2022, Bryan Peeples from the Waterfront Law Team of Pender & Coward joined community volunteers to assist with the Elizabeth River Project cleanup at Knitting Mill Creek off Colley Avenue in Norfolk. Collectively, the group picked up 112 pounds of trash and filled eight large bags, even puling an old and rusty oyster cage from the river, no small feat for the 22 volunteers who came out to participate.

“Elizabeth River Project always loves having the Waterfront Law Team of Pender & Coward join us for volunteer events, and we are looking forward to continuing our partnership in the future,” said Kayla Gradwell, Volunteer Coordinator, Elizabeth River Project.

Knitting Mill Creek begins at 42nd Street and runs along the western edge of the Colonial Place neighborhood into the Lafayette River. To the west, standing along Colley Avenue, between 44th and 45th streets, is the century-old building whose operations gave the creek its name. The brick and masonry structure dates to 1895, when it was built as the Lambert’s Point Knitting Mill.

Thanks to the efforts of Bryan Peeples with the Waterfront Law Team and the Elizabeth River Project volunteers, the shore of Knitting Mill Creek and the areas along Colley Avenue will remain trash and litter free for all to enjoy.

The Elizabeth River Project is a growing non-profit organization leading the effort to restore the health of the historic Elizabeth River, while affirming the river’s value to our region’s maritime economy. If you would like to learn more about the Elizabeth River Project and how you can support their efforts, please visit here.