Volume 56 | March 2023

Connecting you to our urban, waterfront community.

Keep Norfolk Beautiful With These Events & Helpful Tools

The Great American Cleanup is a three-month outreach program to raise awareness of environmental issues across the country through community service events. During this period, Keep Norfolk Beautiful will host events designed to create a LITTER FREE city, neighborhoods and streets! In addition, you can host your own cleanup event with the support of Keep Norfolk Beautiful. Ready to get started? Visit www.norfolk.gov/knb or email knb@norfolk.gov.

Recycle or Trash?

Unsure if it's recyclable? The Waste Wizard makes it easy to figure out!

  • Search any item.
  • Learn what goes in what bin.
  • Find locations for special waste drop-off.

It's never been easier to "Recycle Right!"

Ready, Set, Sort!

Do you know what to recycle and what to throw out? Test your recycling skills with this fun and interactive waste sorting game!

Sort materials correctly and win fun items to build your own digital park.

MEAC Returns!

Are you ready for some March Madness?

We're welcoming back the 2023 MEAC Basketball Tournament to Scope: March 8 - 11.

Find tickets and more.

What is Open Data Day?

It’s an opportunity to showcase the benefits of Open Data to both employees and residents.

Open Data is information that is provided online by the City of Norfolk that is freely accessible for public use.

Engage Norfolk!

The 6th Annual Engage Norfolk returns to Scope on March 19 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This free public event offers an opportunity to connect with organizations looking to make a difference.

SolSmart Silver Designation

Solar is the most abundant renewable energy resource, and our efforts to make solar energy more accessible to residents and businesses have earned us the SolSmart Silver status.

Our Environmental Sustainability Division led interdepartmental efforts to achieve this designation. Requirements include inspection and permit staff training, code and zoning reviews, faster permit turnaround and an online resource detailing the steps in the our permit process for small rooftop solar cells.

Visit www.norfolk.gov/solar for information about business and residential solar permits, zoning and resources.  


The SolSmart Silver designation is just the beginning because we're going for gold!

Small Business & Non-Profit Town Hall

Thursday, March 2, 6 - 8 p.m.

Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch Library

Brownfields Assessment Grant Open House

Wednesday, March 8, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Slover Library

Small Business & Non-Profit Town Hall

Wednesday, March 22, 6 - 8 p.m.

Park Place Multi-Service Center

Small Business & Non-Profit Town Hall

Thursday, March 30, 6 - 8 p.m.

Norview Community Center

Spring Break Camp

Let the kids "get out and play" with Parks & Recreation this spring break!

Camp is available for kids ages 5 - 12 during spring break, April 10 - 14, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Register online or in-person at Bayview or Crossroads Community Center beginning March 6 at 12:30 p.m.

Registration details and more info are available online or call (757) 441-1626 or (757) 965-9430.

Ignite 2023 Speaker Series

Making a positive change in your community starts with having the skills to work together.

Neighborhood Services' Neighbors Building Neighborhoods Academy Ignite 2023 Speakers Series is bringing the experts to you for insightful discussions that will help you develop those collaborative talents.

Mark your calendar and register for one or all of the Ignite 2023 Speaker Series!

Emotional Intelligence with Dr. Robin Shaw

March 22 at 6 p.m.

Richard A. Tucker Memorial Library

Facilitating Healthy Neighborhood Conversations with Dr. Erica Woods-Warrior

April 5 at 5:30 p.m.

Richard A. Tucker Memorial Library

Good Organizational Practices with Carlos Clanton

April 26 at 6 p.m.

Jordan-Newby at Broad Creek Library

All sessions are free, but registration is required. Get detailed information and registration.

Bill Payment Assistance Available

Need assistance with your water bill? We can help!

Our Department of Utilities has bill payment assistance resources available.

For more information, visit: www.norfolk.gov/HelpWithMyBill.

Learn How to Swim

Before the summer fun, make sure you and your family are ready. Swim lesson registration is now open for preschool, youth and adults. You and your child can learn basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes like the breaststroke and elementary backstroke as well as skills needed to stay safe around water.

Lesson series are $30 for Norfolk residents and $45 for non-residents.

Check out the schedule (Click on Aquatics) and register

Spring Property Auction

Our Department of Housing and Community Development's City-Owned Property Auction is back this spring.

The property auction team made the process more accessible to interested parties with an updated, condensed application and $1,500 flat-rate deposit.

Browse available properties through March 24. Bidding takes place March 31 - April 6.

For more information, check out the City-Owned Property Auction program.

Summer is Coming!

Sign your kids and teens up for some fun in the sun with our Norfolk Explorers and Navigators Summer Camps! 

Our Explorers camp hosts kids ages 5 - 12, and the Navigators camp is for teens ages 13 - 16.


Explorers: $150

Navigators: $50

Registration begins March 24 at 12:30 p.m. online or at your favorite rec center.

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