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July 2020

Exploring Lake Mooney – Paddle Trip

July 11 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Lake Mooney Park, 500 Greenbank Rd VA 22406 United States + Google Map
$24 – $30

Join FOR River Steward Adam Lynch for a guided paddle tour of Lake Mooney a.k.a Rocky Pen Reservoir, the newest water supply reservoir in Stafford County. This morning float begins and ends at Lake Mooney boat launch at Lake Mooney Park. This trip is flat water only. Minimum age is 12 years and some paddling experience is helpful. Did you know that most of the water in Lake Mooney actually originated in the Rappahannock River? Lake Mooney is a 520-acre…

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Kids Rappahannock Nature Bingo & Photo Contest

July 15 - August 16

FRIENDS OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK invites you to get outdoors this summer and play a fun game of Rappahannock Nature Bingo.  If you are a kid between the ages of 4-17 living in the Rappahannock River Watershed, we want you to get outside and find some awesome examples of the super cool wildlife that you can see right in your own backyard.     Take a camera with you on your nature strolls, hikes and river adventures and enter the FOR KIDS…

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Rappahannock Fall Line Tour – City Dock Paddle

July 25 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
City Dock Park, City Dock Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$24 – $30
Women kayaking under bridge

Join FOR River Steward Adam Lynch for a guided paddle tour of the Rappahannock Fall Line. This morning float begins and ends at City Dock. This trip takes place on a flat-water section of the river. Minimum age is 12 years and some paddling experience is helpful. The Fall Line of the Rappahannock has been valuable ground throughout human history. Indigenous tribes met here to trade goods and to harvest a seasonal bounty of migratory fish. Fredericksburg and Falmouth are…

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August 2020

Lake Pelham Kayak Tour

August 15 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
$16 – $20

Join FOR River Steward October Greenfield for a guided paddle tour of Lake Pelham. This morning float begins and ends at the public boat ramp at The Ole Country Store. This trip is flat water only. Minimum age is 12 years and some paddling experience is helpful. Did you know that Lake Pelham is known for having more channel catfish per acre than nearly any other lake in Northern Virginia? Lake Pelham is water supply reservoir for the Town of…

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Culpeper Parks River Clean Up

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rockwater Park, 421 Madison Road
Culpeper, VA 22701
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Free

Join Friends of the Rappahannock and the Town of Culpeper as we join forces to remove trash and debris from local streams at Rockwater Park and Culpeper War Memorial Park. Mountain Run is a large tributary to the Rappahannock River and runs right through downtown Culpeper. Like most streams in the area, Mountain Run receives lots of runoff from roads, parking lots, and buildings, every time it rains. This stormwater brings litter of all shapes and sizes along with many…

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POSTPONED: Think Like a Citizen Scientist: Girl Scout Program

August 29 - August 30
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$21

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER BOTH DATES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. NEW DATE IN THE FALL TBD. 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…

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September 2020

Hopyard Landing Kayak Tour

September 12 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am
Hopyard Boat Landing, Hop Yard Farm Cir
King George, VA 22485 United States
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$24 – $30

Join FOR River Steward Brent Hunsinger for a guided paddle tour of the Rappahannock River and the marshes around Buckners Reach. This morning float begins and ends at the public boat ramp at Hop Yard Landing. This trip is on moving tidal water. There will be tidal influences to paddle with during the trip. Minimum age is 12 years and some paddling experience is helpful. On this trip we will learn about water quality, marsh ecology, and the wildlife of…

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Outdoor Learning Lab at the River’s Edge: Week 1

September 16 - September 17
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$15

Join Friends of the Rappahannock environmental educators for interactive lessons at our nature preserve. Each program has different time slots. Register for the program at the day and time of your choice below. STEM Design Stormdrain Filters: Grades K-5 Humans use water for many reasons. Use your engineering skills to design and create a stormdrain, then test it with probeware. Learn about the top pollutants in the Rappahannock River while discovering the importance of our storm drain systems. Minimum age…

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Mountain Run Kayak Tour

September 19 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain Run Lake Park, J B Carpenter Jr Dr
Culpeper, VA 22701 United States
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$16 – $20

Join FOR River Steward October Greenfield for a guided paddle tour of Mountain Run Lake. This morning float begins and ends at the public boat ramp. This trip is flat water only. Minimum age is 12 years and some paddling experience is helpful. Mountain Run Lake is a 75-acre water supply reservoir located just 15 minutes from downtown Culpeper. The channel catfish and brown bullhead populations are some of the best found in small impoundments in Northern Virginia. Wildlife is…

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Outdoor Learning Lab at the River’s Edge: Week 2

September 23 - September 24
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$15

Join Friends of the Rappahannock environmental educators for interactive lessons at our nature preserve. Each program has different time slots. Register for the program at the day and time of your choice below. Animal Skills: Grades K-5 Investigate the ways animals experience their surroundings and how they adapt to their habitats. Use your senses to observe then describe and chart. Discover how animals use their senses for survival. Minimum age to participate is 5 years old. The following VA Science…

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