Newport News Green Foundation
The Green Foundation and the Authority continued their long-standing partnership targeted at promoting, creating and preserving green spaces within the City of Newport News to provide its citizens with life-enhancing visual experiences. The Foundation owns a diverse inventory of properties throughout the City and has channeled its resources toward enhancing the landscaping and appearance of these sites. Its property at 401 Chatham Drive has been especially acclaimed. Not only has it provided a green oasis with a pond, fountain and walking trails in a now heavily developed section of the City, it was selected by the governor as the site for a major public announcement and hosts the popular, annual Party at the Pond event.
Another example of the Foundation’s commitment to the community was work with Marshall Early Learning Center staff in creating an outdoor garden classroom. This outdoor classroom serves as a place where a teacher can introduce what plants need to grow, insects and the benefits of growing home gardens.