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March 2020

Stafford County Volunteer Tree Planting

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chatham Heights Planting, 207 Willow St
Fredericksburg, VA 22405 United States
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Free

Join Friends of the Rappahannock and our partners at We Plant Trees on Friday March 13, 2020 in Chatham Heights to plant over 700 tree saplings! This reforestation project is only 250 feet from nearby Claiborne Run and will have a direct impact on the health of the stream and the Rappahannock River proper. We are teaming up with staff from VDOT, RES, We Plant Trees, and need your help to make sure we can plant all the trees! All…

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Cedar Mountain Volunteer Tree Planting

March 20 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cedar Mountain Farm, 23350 Cedar Mountain Dr
Rapidan, VA 22733 United States
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Join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) and Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) to plant trees on a gorgeous property in the Rapidan River watershed near the Cedar Mountain Battlefield. The project is focused on planting native tree saplings to protect water quality and improve habitat for fish, wildlife, and pollinators. Volunteers should please arrive at 9am at 23350 Cedar Mountain Dr, Rapidan, VA 22733  We have all the materials needed including tools, gloves, plants, water, and snacks. We recommend bringing a…

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival – CANCELED

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 - CANCELED Due to COVID-19 and the University of Mary Washington's announcement to close campus for the next several weeks, we must cancel this event.  This would have been our 10th year hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival and we are disappointed that we cannot host it this year. We look forward to a new date in 2021. Wild & Scenic Film Festival showcases the juxtaposition of our beautiful, yet rugged environment, the unique plants and animals…

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April 2020

Rush River Clean Up -DELAYED DATE TBD

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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From the Rappahannock, for the Rappahannock – CANCELED

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Marriott Ranch, 5305 Marriott Lane
Hume, VA 22639 United States
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$20 – $25
People on hay ride, oysters on grill, people on field listening to talk

Due to COVID-19 and the decision of other groups to cancel events for the next several weeks, we must cancel this event.  This event is a favorite of ours as it provides a unique opportunity to showcase a wide span of conservation projects that help our Rappahannock. We are disappointed that we cannot hold it this year. We look forward to a new date in 2021. Join us for an afternoon at the iconic Marriott Ranch in the foothills of the…

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Fauquier County Tree Give-Away

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - April 22 @ 6:00 pm
Free
Man planting tree, group of one gallon trees for planting

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is coming up this April and we are celebrating by giving away free trees to residents in Fauquier County! Trees will be delivered to your doorstep between April 13-April 22. Due to health concerns regarding COVID-19, Friends of the Rappahannock staff will work with you to arrange a delivery day. This native tree giveaway is made possible by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), support from the Virginia Department of…

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Thornton River Cleanup and Tree Planting

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sperryville School House, 12018 Lee Highway
Sperryville, VA 22740 United States
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Free

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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May 2020

Annual Meeting

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
VA United States
Free
Hikers standing on a sandy beach with trees

We're hosting our annual meeting virtually this year! Join Friends of the Rappahannock staff, executive committee members, volunteers, partners and friends to celebrate 35 years of serving the Rappahannock River from the mountains to the bay. We honor outstanding volunteers from the previous year and discuss our recent achievements and future plans. Please register online, and we will email you meeting instructions the week of, so you can join us that evening.

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June 2020

Fxbg Drive-Thru Tree Giveaway

June 6 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
James Monroe High School, 2300 Washington Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Free

Register in advance for free trees and then pick them up on June 6! Friends of the Rappahannock is proud to partner with Tree Fredericksburg and Bartlett Tree Experts to host a drive-thru tree giveaway at James Monroe High School. Select your trees below. Trees strengthen our community by increasing property values, making public spaces more livable and improving our environment. This native tree giveaway is made possible by financial contributions from Tree Fredericksburg and Bartlett Tree Experts, a grant…

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July 2020

SOLD OUT Full Moon Paddle

July 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
City Dock Park, City Dock Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$24 – $30

Experience the magic of nightfall from a kayak on the river during a full moon. This paddle starts and ends at City Dock in Fredericksburg. This Friday night float includes a brief discussion about our mission to serve the Rappahannock River. This trip takes place on a flat-water section of the river. Minimum age is 12 years and some paddling experience is helpful. Meet at City Dock at 7:30 p.m. to check-in. We'll launch from City Dock, paddle towards Old…

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