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April 2020

From the Rappahannock, for the Rappahannock – CANCELED

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Marriott Ranch, 5305 Marriott Lane
Hume, VA 22639 United States
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$20 – $25
People on hay ride, oysters on grill, people on field listening to talk

Due to COVID-19 and the decision of other groups to cancel events for the next several weeks, we must cancel this event.  This event is a favorite of ours as it provides a unique opportunity to showcase a wide span of conservation projects that help our Rappahannock. We are disappointed that we cannot hold it this year. We look forward to a new date in 2021. Join us for an afternoon at the iconic Marriott Ranch in the foothills of the…

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Fauquier County Tree Give-Away

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - April 22 @ 6:00 pm
Free 276 tickets left

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is coming up this April and we are celebrating by giving away free trees to residents in Fauquier County! Trees will be delivered to your doorstep between April 13-April 22. Due to health concerns regarding COVID-19, Friends of the Rappahannock staff will work with you to arrange a delivery day. This native tree giveaway is made possible by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), support from the Virginia Department of…

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Thornton River Cleanup and Tree Planting

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sperryville School House, 12018 Lee Highway
Sperryville, VA 22740 United States
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Free 30 spots left

Join Friends of the Rappahannock, Sperryville Community Alliance, RappFLOW, and the Rappahannock County Garden Club for the Annual Sperryville Community Clean-up on the Thornton River. Scheduled for Saturday, April 18 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, volunteers will gather at the Headmaster's Pub parking lot in Sperryville to plant trees and cleanup along the Thornton River which flows downstream into the Rappahannock River. This is part of an ongoing effort to improve water quality and the local environment throughout the…

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May 2020

Annual Meeting

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Hikers standing on a sandy beach with trees

Join FOR staff, executive committee members and friends at our annual meeting and potluck to celebrate our 34th anniversary. We honor outstanding volunteers from the previous year and discuss our recent achievements and future plans. We’ll cook the fried catfish and BBQ, you bring a dish to share. Old River Friends, bring new River Friends! We will start collecting RSVPs in April.

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June 2020

Civil War Paddle

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
$40 – $50 28 tickets left
People sitting in canoes on sandbar listening to man talk

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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August 2020

Protected: Think Like a Citizen Scientist: Girl Scout Program

3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Friends of the Rappahannock would like to invite you to a “Think like a Citizen Scientist - Journey in a day!” We will be hosting Girls Scouts of all ages to join us for a day learning about Ornithology, the study of birds! We will discover bird adaptations, connect with their migration, and take action as citizen scientists using the ebird app! We will also be building bluebird boxes for our local Virginia Bluebird Society of Fredericksburg! Saturday, August 29th…

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