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January 2020

2020 Conservation Lobby Day

January 28 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Richmond, 815 E. Grace St
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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2020 Conservation Lobby Day on January 28

This is going to be a big year for conservation. We need your voice in January. Ensure a strong conservation voice is heard during the legislative session. Join us on Tuesday, January 28th for this year’s Conservation Lobby Day. Friends of the Rappahannock joins with Virginia Conservation Network’s 125+ environmental organizations to come together to ensure a strong conservation voice is heard during the legislative session. Volunteer advocates join professional staff to meet with state legislators and encourage them to…

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February 2020

The River Within Us: An evening variety performance

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Library Theater, 1201 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Dancers, Singers and Actors come together to share their art and to raise funds and awareness for Friends of the Rappahannock. Evening Variety Performance with: Micki O'Hearn, Abbe Buck and Bill Green, Prism Dancers, Debbie Bennett, and Dance Matrix & Company. Students artists from Avery Ballet, Stafford High School, and Royalty Dance Company Tickets will be available for purchase at the door: $25/ adults, $15 children under 18 Dessert reception to follow performance. All net proceeds will be donated to FOR.…

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Volunteer: Invasive Plant Removal at FOR Headquarters

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Free 1 spot left

Please help us remove invasive plants at our nature preserve. Winter is the perfect time to tackle the honeysuckle around the property. By removing these invasive, non-native plants we can help improve the habitat at our nature preserve. Food and gloves will be provided. Be sure to dress warmly and for the weather!

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March 2020

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chandler Ballroom, University Center, 1600 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, 1600 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Salamander and native trout on banner image

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 beauty…

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April 2020

Hunter’s Island Magical History Tour

April 11 @ 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 35 tickets left
People standing on rocks looking down at river

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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Earth Day: Fredericksburg at Old Mill Park

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Old Mill Park, 2201 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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FOR tent with fish tank

Celebrate the Earth and our beautiful Rappahannock River! This annual celebration in Fredericksburg is filled with fun activities for all ages! Friends of the Rappahannock will have environmental-STEM activities for everyone to try out. Please stop by our tent and learn more about how you can be a friend of the River.

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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 30 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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