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October 2019

Fones Cliffs and Historic Wharf Boat Tour

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
June Parker Marina, 531 North Church Road
Tappahannock, VA 22560 United States
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$40 – $50

Take a journey back in time and experience the Rappahannock River as Captain John Smith encountered on his maiden voyage up the River. FOR River Steward Capt. Richard Moncure will lead this expedition through a section of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge and up river to the iconic Fones Cliffs that tower 100 feet over the River. You will be immersed in the history of the region, see breathtaking wildlife, and hear the compelling story of conservation that has…

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Upper Rappahannock River Report Card Release- Sperryville

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pen Druid Brewery, 7 River Lane East Annex
Sperryville, VA 22740 United States
Free

Join us on the banks of the Thornton River at Pen Druid Brewery in Sperryville, Virginia as we release the results of the first ever Upper Rappahannock River Report Card. Special thanks to our co-hosts the Sperryville Community Alliance and Rappahannock Friends and Lovers of Our Watershed (RappFLOW). Funded by the PATH Foundation and Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, this report will expand on the Middle Rappahannock River Report Card released in 2018 and analyzes 12 tributaries to the Rappahannock River…

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Upper Rappahannock River Report Card Release- Warrenton

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gloria’s Listening Room, 92 Main Street #104
Warrenton, VA 20186 United States
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Free

Join us in downtown Warrenton, Virginia at Gloria's Listening Room, a few doors down from Drum and Strum, as we release the results of the first ever Upper Rappahannock River Report Card. Funded by the PATH Foundation and Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, this report will expand on the Middle Rappahannock River Report Card released in 2018 and analyzes 12 tributaries to the Rappahannock River in Fauquier, Rappahannock, and Culpeper Counties. We will feature a short presentation, poster and mingle session,…

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Fones Cliffs and Historic Wharf Boat Tour

October 30 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
June Parker Marina, 531 North Church Road
Tappahannock, VA 22560 United States
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$40 – $50

Take a journey back in time and experience the Rappahannock River as Captain John Smith encountered on his maiden voyage up the River. FOR River Steward Capt. Richard Moncure will lead this expedition through a section of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge and up river to the iconic Fones Cliffs that tower 100 feet over the River. You will be immersed in the history of the region, see breathtaking wildlife, and hear the compelling story of conservation that has…

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Upper Rappahannock River Report Card Release- Culpeper

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Old House Vineyards, 18351 Corkys Lane
Culpeper, VA 22701 United States
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Free

Join us in Culpeper, Virginia at Old House Vineyards as we release the results of the first ever Upper Rappahannock River Report Card. Funded by the PATH Foundation and Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, this report will expand on the Middle Rappahannock River Report Card released in 2018 and analyzes 12 tributaries to the Rappahannock River in Fauquier, Rappahannock, and Culpeper Counties. We will feature a short presentation, poster and mingle session with refreshments, and plenty of Q&A. This event is…

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November 2019

2019 Urbanna Oyster Festival

November 1 @ 8:00 am - November 2 @ 5:00 pm
Urbanna, Virginia Urbanna, VA 23175 United States + Google Map

Friends of the Rappahannock is proud to once again be participating in the Urbanna Oyster Festival! Come learn about all things oysters and see our restoration first hand at the waterfront exhibits!  This is the 62nd year of this incredible event! We will be leading a watershed education station for the oyster festival education day, and have staff at the waterfront for both days of the festival. The Town of Urbanna is a true Oyster town and the best place…

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Culpeper River Cleanup and Tree Planting

November 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
rockwater park, 457 Madison Road
Culpeper, VA 22701 United States
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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 and plant native trees at Rockwater 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 other…

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Riparian Forest Planting Training with Department of Forestry

November 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Lord Fairfax Community College: Fauquier Campus, 6480 College ST
Warrenton, VA 20187 United States
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This training is being offered at no cost to you. Learn from professionals with years of experience!  Techniques used to plant forest buffers that can be applied to the Virginia Total Maximum Daily Load commitment to the Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. Why planting in riparian areas takes a unique skill set than other tree plantings. How to select a site and species that will result in a successful riparian planting. How the professionals handle seedlings, draw up plans for planting…

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Carter’s Creek Oyster Restoration Tour

November 13 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Urbanna Seafood Restaurant and Raw Bar, 453 Johnsons Drive
Urbanna, VA 23175 United States
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$40 – $50

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…

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An Evening with Hazel Run

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$25 – $50

Hazel Run is a Fredericksburg-based quartet drawing upon Americana, soul and rock influences for their rich, folk sound. Members Karen Richardson, Linda LaFave, Stephen Hu, and Stuart Whitford are multi-instrumentalists whose voices blend in harmonies reminiscent of CSNY, America, and Peter, Paul & Mary. This intimate performance takes place inside the wonderful acoustics of Belmont and benefits Friends of the Rappahannock. Wine and beer will be available for purchase during the event. Event sponsors and VIP ticket buyers will be…

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