Boating at Marina Shores
At the Marina at Marina Shores we are committed to the environment and to to preserving the the water and earth in which we live and play. Both the earth and the land are a vital resource that we have the responsibility to preserve for our future generations. So please tread lightly (don’t walk in flower beds) and advise staff if you see an issue with any of our plants or animals. At the Marina at Marina Shores in Virginia Beach we are pleased to announce our habitat restoration program:
We have preserved Live Oaks at the east end of the Marina for many years. In October of 2010 we will be installing twenty- two new 15 ft live oaks throughout the marina grounds.
We have three species of palms:
Brazilian palms – our hummingbirds love the flowers
Sabal minor palms – Photographs taken in Virginia Beach in the 1800’s show that the Sabal Minor Palm was indigenous to Virginia Beach. At some point the Sabal Minor Palm had a die off . The Sabal Minor Palms planted at the Marina are from the seeds collected by a man who a man who specializes in getting seeds from the northern most location he can find. Because seeds and the plants they grow are accustomed to cooler temperatures the palms can survive our winters in Virginia Beach and so not have to be wrapped.
Windmill palms – grow 20 feet tall and are the fastest growing palm available. Our birds love the seeds.
Are you a gardener or landscaper? We welcome suggestions.
We have a small flock of blue birds at the east end of the Marina and we will be installing a series of blue bird houses. We hope to create a blue bird habitat at the Marina for viewing and preservation.
Purple Martin Houses and Wren Houses will also be installed.
Oyster beds will be installed in conjunction with the Lynnhaven River Now Organization. Lynnhaven River NOW is a grassroots environmental organization dedicated to restoring and protecting the Lynnhaven River in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The Marina at Marina Shores is proud to be one of Virginia’s Clean Marinas. For more information go to: http://www.marinashoresmarina.com/resources/virginia-clean-marina
2100 Marina Shores Drive
Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
Latitude = 36.9054, Longitude = -76.0658
Lat = 36 degrees, 54.3 minutes North
Long = 76 degrees, 3.9 minutes West
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM : MON – FRI
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM : SAT
CLOSED : SUN
Memorial Day thru Labor Day
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM : MON – SUN (weather permitting)