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March 2019

Rappahannock County Tree Planting Project

March 22 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
291 Ridgeview Lane washington, VA 22747, 291 Ridgeview Lane
Washginton, VA 22747 United States
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Free 31 spots left

Join Friends of the Rappahannock, Piedmont Environmental Council, and partners as we plant trees in a wetland area on a farm in Rappahannock County Virginia. The project is focused on planting trees to reduce erosion, protect water quality, and improve habitat for fish and wildlife. We have all the materials needed including tools, gloves, plants, water, and snacks. We recommend bringing a hat or visor and a reusable water bottle. Several conservation staff will be on the site to provide…

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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Mary Washington University Center, 1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$15 – $50 341 tickets left

Wild & Scenic Film Festival showcases the best and most inspiring environmental and adventure films of the past year. The festival celebrates the wild and fragile beauty of our environment, the animals and plants that populate it and the people who work to preserve it.   Through these stunningly beautiful films you will be inspired to explore the wild places in your own backyard and around the world. Join us and become a partner in protecting the health and scenic…

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Thornton River Tree Planting Project

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thornton River Planting Project, 90 Toad Hill Lane
Castleton, VA 22716 United States
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Free 25 spots left

Friends of the Rappahannock is looking for volunteers to help us plant trees along the scenic Thornton River on a farm in Rappahannock County Virginia. The project is focused on planting trees to reduce erosion, protect water quality, and improve habitat for fish and wildlife. We have all the materials needed including tools, gloves, plants, water, and snacks. We recommend bringing a hat or visor and a reusable water bottle. Conservation staff will be on the site to provide instruction…

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April 2019

From the Rappahannock, For the Rappahannock

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Marriott Ranch, 5305 Marriott Lane
Hume, VA 22639 United States
Free – $35 189 tickets left

Join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), and the John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District (JMSWCD) for a day at the iconic Marriott Ranch in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a back drop of spectacular mountain views, this is a working farm that the Rappahannock River flows directly through. For over a decade Marriott Ranch has enrolled in voluntary conservation programs to protect the water resources on their property and improve the health…

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Shuckapalooza

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Virginia Rivers Realm, 49 Seahorse Ln
Christchurch, VA 23031 United States
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Free 9 spots left

1 day. 7 unique experiences. 7 amazing locations. Rock this oyster party! The Shuckapalooza ticket is your backstage pass to the hottest new oyster scene. This self-guided driving tour event gives you celebrity access to private oyster farms, harvest methods, ecology with a real-life waterman, samplings of oysters, plus wine and beer pairings. Tickets will sell out! Proceeds benefit FOR. Buy tickets here. FOR needs volunteer help to make this event a success. Volunteers will help in all-day shifts and will be…

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Fauquier Riverside Preserve Grand Opening

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
riverside preserve, 8150 Leeds Manor Rd
Marshall, 20115 United States
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Join Fauquier County Parks and Recreation, Friends of the Rappahannock, and partners for the grand opening of Fauquier's newest park, and first public river access, Riverside Preserve. This event is free and open to the public! This 196 acre property sits right on the Rappahannock River off of Leeds Manor Road just minutes outside of downtown Warrenton, Virginia. This park was made possible thanks to a generous donation of the property to the County. The property is permanently protected with…

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Rappahannock County Tree Planting Project

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rappahannock County Project, 27 Poortown Road
Sperryville, VA 22740 United States
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Free 50 spots left

Friends of the Rappahannock and Piedmont Environmental Council to help us plant trees along a stream that flows to the Hazel River on a farm in Rappahannock County Virginia. The project is focused on planting trees to reduce erosion, protect water quality, and improve habitat for fish and wildlife. We have all the materials needed including tools, gloves, plants, water, and snacks. We recommend bringing a hat or visor and a reusable water bottle. Conservation staff will be on the…

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Hunter’s Island Magical History Tour

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$24 – $30 40 tickets left

When Capt. John Smith explored the Rappahannock River in 1608, he was met at the fall line in Fredericksburg by a hail of arrows from native fishermen. Explore the legacy of Hunter's Island with its owner, local architect and history enthusiast Mary Ellen Wheeler. Bring a bag lunch for a picnic. Minimum age is 8 years. Participants will meet at Friends of the Rappahannock, take a short paddle across the river to the island, and then hike around the island.…

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May 2019

Girl Scouts Journey in a Weekend

May 4 @ 9:00 am - May 5 @ 2:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$30 34 tickets left

Any Brownie, Junior, and Cadette that will participate in the weekend events need to purchase a ticket. Troop leaders, parents, and any other chaperones do not need to purchase tickets and are welcome to participate in the weekend activities. Adults will need to stay overnight with the Girl Scouts if they are planning on camping.

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June 2019

Civil War Paddle

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ely’s Ford Boat Ramp, Ely's Ford Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407 United States
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National Park Service Supervisory Historian Greg Mertz leads this daylong canoe tour of Civil War sites along the Rapidan River. It is one of our most popular trips and brings to life legendary figures, like Stonewall Jackson, George Custer and J.E.B. Stuart. We also see the remains of Native American fish weirs. Bring a bag lunch, lots of water, sunscreen, etc. PLEASE, no alcohol. This trips fills FAST, so register early. Minimum age is 12 years and this is a…

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