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November 2018

Robinson River Tree Planting

November 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
740 Beahm Town Rd, 740 Beahm Town Rd
Locust Dale, VA 22948 United States
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Free

Friends of the Rappahannock is seeking volunteers to help plant trees along the Robinson River, a tributary of the Rappahannock in scenic Madison County, Virginia. Volunteers will be working to establish a riparian forest buffer, which helps filter runoff, absorb pollutants, and shade the river, and help create habitat for native plants and animals. Friends of the Rappahannock will provide all planting materials. Volunteers should arrive at the planting site at 9:30 am, dressed for the weather and wearing tough…

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An Evening with Hazel Run

November 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$25 – $50

Hazel Run is a Fredericksburg-based quartet drawing upon Americana, soul and rock influences for their rich, folk sound. Members Karen Richardson, Linda LaFave, Stephen Hu, and Stuart Whitford are multi-instrumentalists whose voices blend in harmonies reminiscent of CSNY, America, and Peter, Paul & Mary. This intimate performance takes place inside the wonderful acoustics of Belmont and benefits Friends of the Rappahannock. Wine and beer will be available for purchase during the event. Event sponsors and VIP ticket buyers will be…

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Volunteer Tree Planting and Habitat Restoration

November 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Kinsey Run, 210 Bluff Mountain Road
Graves Mill, VA 22727 United States
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Free

Join staff from Friends of the Rappahannock and the Rapidan Chapter of Trout Unlimited as we plant trees and shrubs along a small headwater stream that leads to the Rapidan River in Madison County! This is the final stage of a large trout habitat restoration project. We will meet at 210 Bluff Mountain Road Graves Mill, Virginia 22727 at 10:00am We will be focused on installing live plant material that will help protect water quality, prevent erosion, and improve habitat…

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January 2019

FREE Film Screening: A Plastic Ocean at Gari Melcher’s Home and Studio

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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When he discovers the world's oceans brimming with plastic waste, a documentary filmmaker investigates the pollution's environmental impacts. Please join Friends of the Rappahannock, Fredericksburg Clean and Green Commission, and the University of Mary Washington at Gari Melcher's Home and Studio for a free screening of the powerful documentary film 'A Plastic Ocean.' Reservations NOT required. Can't make the screening? Watch the film on Netflix. Dr. Andrew Dolby, University of Mary Washington Biology Professor, will lead a discussion after the screening.…

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March 2019

FOR Spring Spruce Up

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Free

Spring is coming and FOR needs your help to get our property ready for the upcoming season! We will be working to ensure that our trails and facilities are ready for students to visit during the spring field trip season. Tasks to be completed include: fixing and repairing picnic tables mulching and clearing the hiking trails garden maintenance deck maintenance FOR will provide all tools and necessary materials for the day. Please bring a water bottle, dress in layers, and…

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