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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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$15 – $50
Salamander and native trout on banner image

Film Festival Wild & Scenic Film Festival showcases the juxtaposition of our beautiful, yet rugged environment, the unique plants and animals that inhabit it and the people who work to protect it!   Through these stunningly beautiful films you will be inspired to explore the wild places in your own backyard and around the world. Climate change, public lands, invasive species and community advocacy are addressed in a manner that will leave you empowered to confront threats facing our rivers, oceans,…

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April 2020

Rush River Clean Up

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rappahannock County Park, 7 Park Lane
Washington, VA 22747 United States
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Join Friends of the Rappahannock, RappFLOW, Piedmont Environmental Council, and community volunteers at the Rappahannock County Park for an early Earth Day themed river cleanup and tree planting on the Rush River. We will be meeting at the Rappahannock County Park in Washington, Virginia. The gorgeous Rush River flows through the park with family friendly trails running alongside. The goal of the day is to pick up trash and debris in and along the river as well as throughout the…

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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 32 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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Fones Cliff Volunteer Tree Planting

April 13 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fones Cliff Tract, 715 Carters Wharf Road
warsaw, VA 22572 United States
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Free 30 spots left

Join Friends of the Rappahannock and United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to reforest over 15 acres of land at the iconic Fones Cliff in Richmond County, Virginia. The project is focused on planting trees to reduce erosion, protect water quality, and improve habitat for fish and wildlife. This property has an incredible view and holds substantial historical significance. In the last year, the Conservation Fund has worked tirelessly to purchase and protect 250 acres of Fones Cliffs through…

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Fones Cliff Volunteer Tree Planting

April 14 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fones Cliff Tract, 715 Carters Wharf Road
warsaw, VA 22572 United States
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Free 30 spots left

Join Friends of the Rappahannock and United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to reforest over 15 acres of land at the iconic Fones Cliff in Richmond County, Virginia. The project is focused on planting trees to reduce erosion, protect water quality, and improve habitat for fish and wildlife. This property has an incredible view and holds substantial historical significance. In the last year, the Conservation Fund has worked tirelessly to purchase and protect 250 acres of Fones Cliffs through…

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Thornton River Cleanup and Tree Planting

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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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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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