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May 2019

Clean Water Happy Hour

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
three notch’d brewery, 520 2nd street SE
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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Join friends, neighbors, and the local conservation community for a happy hour discussion on the recently released draft watershed implementation plan or "WIP III". This is a strategy that outlines Virginia's plan to keep our waters safe for swimming, drinking, fishing, paddling, and all recreation activities. What better place to talk clean water strategies then at a local brewery that takes clean water from the Rivanna River watershed and crafts it into wonderful beer! We will have a short presentation…

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June 2019

Rock the River!

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Old Mill Park, 2201 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Kick-off summer fun with an all day celebration of the Rappahannock River! Spend the day doing outdoor activities such as yoga, paddle, bike or foot races. Celebrate afterwards with live music, food trucks and the beer garden. Join the fun and be sure to find our tent!  

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Urbanna Creek Oyster Restoration Tour

June 5 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Urbanna Seafood Restaurant and Raw Bar, 453 Johnsons Drive
Urbanna, VA 23175 United States
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Free 6 spots left

Join Friends of the Rappahannock River Steward, Captain Richard Moncure, and make your world a Rappahannock River Oyster! Depart at 9:30 am from the Urbanna Seafood Restaurant and Raw Bar in Urbanna, Virginia. The tour begins in Robinson Creek and then out to the Rappahannock River where bald eagles, osprey, and dolphins often circle the boat to say hello. The first stop will be to a protected reef under restoration in Urbanna Creek where we are working with partners at Christ Church School…

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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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$40 – $50 26 tickets left

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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Plein Air Event on the Rappahannock River

June 8 @ 9:00 am - June 9 @ 2:00 pm
$30

Artists are invited to paint the Rappahannock River, to benefit the Rappahannock River. Artists may choose to participate on either June 8th or 9th. Each morning's event begins at 8 am at Darbytown Art Studio, 241 Charles Street, Fredericskburg, where paper or canvas will be stamped. All paintings must be painted plein air, the day of participation, on either the Heritage Trail, or the Rappahannock River. Paintings must be returned to Darbytown by 2 pm the day of participation. Canvases…

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Disaster + Wilderness First Aid

June 22 @ 8:30 am - June 23 @ 6:45 pm
Chancellor Ruritan Club, 5994 Plank Rd
Fredericksburg, VA 22407 United States
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For adults and focused youths ages 12+. Open to the public. The instructor is Matthew Rosefsky, Geo Medic, Wilderness EMT, CERT, MRC. This two-day, hands-on class teaches how to save life and limb during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance/hospital arrival. Earn the SOLO WFA 2-year certification, approved by the ACA, BSA, GS-USA, BCUNA & more. No pre-requisites. Twenty hours of instruction. Topics include wilderness/remote travel injuries and long-term patient care, the Patient Assessment System (PAS) and more. Spaces…

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Mount Airy Bluegrass Festival

June 28 @ 4:00 pm - June 29 @ 10:00 pm
Mount Airy Farm, 361 Mill Pond Road
Warsaw, VA 22572 United States
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Attend the 2019 MOUNT AIRY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL located in Warsaw, Va. along the Rappahannock River at the historic home Mount Airy. The music begins on Friday June 28th at 6pm with the special bluegrass stylings of CAROLINA BLUE followed at 7:30 by local Rappahannock pickers, JOSH GRIGSBY & COUNTY LINE! A special VIP pre-party meet and greet with Carolina Blue and Josh Grigsby will happen before the show for VIP ticket holders. On Saturday things kick off at 5:30pm with…

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July 2019

Thundermoon Paddle

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Mill Park, 2201 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$32 – $40 38 tickets left

Experience the magic of nightfall from a kayak on the river during a full moon. The paddle covers a 2 mile stretch, from Old Mill Park to City Dock in Fredericksburg. This Friday night float includes discussions about river ecology, FOR's mission, and the river's role in local history. Minimum age is 12 years and some paddling experience is helpful. Meet at City Dock at 7 p.m. for a shuttle to Old Mill Park. We'll be back at City Dock…

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August 2019

Old Canal Lock Tour on the Rappahannock

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mott’s Public Boat Ramp, Motts Boat Ramp VA United States + Google Map

Travel by kayak on the beautiful Rappahannock River while learning about the historical, local commercial use of the Rappahannock River. This guided tour delves into the history of the Embrey Dam (built in 1910 and removed in 2004), the canal (built mid-1800s), and the use of locks along this waterway by giving participants an up-front view of the remnants of Fredericksburg's recent past. Discover the power the dammed river gave the past populace, plus the benefits that the free-flowing Rappahannock…

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