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January 2019

FREE Film Screening: A Plastic Ocean at Gari Melcher’s Home and Studio

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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When he discovers the world's oceans brimming with plastic waste, a documentary filmmaker investigates the pollution's environmental impacts. Please join Friends of the Rappahannock, Fredericksburg Clean and Green Commission, and the University of Mary Washington at Gari Melcher's Home and Studio for a free screening of the powerful documentary film 'A Plastic Ocean.' Reservations NOT required. Can't make the screening? Watch the film on Netflix. Dr. Andrew Dolby, University of Mary Washington Biology Professor, will lead a discussion after the screening.…

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March 2019

FOR Spring Spruce Up

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Free

Spring is coming and FOR needs your help to get our property ready for the upcoming season! We will be working to ensure that our trails and facilities are ready for students to visit during the spring field trip season. Tasks to be completed include: fixing and repairing picnic tables mulching and clearing the hiking trails garden maintenance deck maintenance FOR will provide all tools and necessary materials for the day. Please bring a water bottle, dress in layers, and…

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Rappahannock County Tree Planting Project

March 22 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
291 Ridgeview Lane washington, VA 22747, 291 Ridgeview Lane
Washginton, VA 22747 United States
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Free

Join Friends of the Rappahannock, Piedmont Environmental Council, and partners as we plant trees in a wetland area on a farm in Rappahannock County Virginia. The project is focused on planting trees to reduce erosion, protect water quality, and improve habitat for fish and wildlife. We have all the materials needed including tools, gloves, plants, water, and snacks. We recommend bringing a hat or visor and a reusable water bottle. Several conservation staff will be on the site to provide…

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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Mary Washington University Center, 1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$15 – $50

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…

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Thornton River Tree Planting Project

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thornton River Planting Project, 90 Toad Hill Lane
Castleton, VA 22716 United States
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Free

Friends of the Rappahannock is looking for volunteers to help us plant trees along the scenic Thornton River on a farm in Rappahannock County Virginia. The project is focused on planting trees to reduce erosion, protect water quality, and improve habitat for fish and wildlife. We have all the materials needed including tools, gloves, plants, water, and snacks. We recommend bringing a hat or visor and a reusable water bottle. Conservation staff will be on the site to provide instruction…

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April 2019

From the Rappahannock, For the Rappahannock

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marriott Ranch, 5305 Marriott Lane
Hume, VA 22639 United States
Free – $35

Join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), and the John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District (JMSWCD) for a day at the iconic Marriott Ranch in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a back drop of spectacular mountain views, this is a working farm that the Rappahannock River flows directly through. For over a decade Marriott Ranch has enrolled in voluntary conservation programs to protect the water resources on their property and improve the health…

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Shuckapalooza

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Virginia Rivers Realm, 49 Seahorse Ln
Christchurch, VA 23031 United States
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Free

1 day. 7 unique experiences. 7 amazing locations. Rock this oyster party! The Shuckapalooza ticket is your backstage pass to the hottest new oyster scene. This self-guided driving tour event gives you celebrity access to private oyster farms, harvest methods, ecology with a real-life waterman, samplings of oysters, plus wine and beer pairings. Tickets have sold out! Proceeds benefit FOR.

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Fauquier Riverside Preserve Grand Opening

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
riverside preserve, 8150 Leeds Manor Rd
Marshall, 20115 United States
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Join Fauquier County Parks and Recreation, Friends of the Rappahannock, and partners for the grand opening of Fauquier's newest park, and first public river access, Riverside Preserve. This event is free and open to the public! This 196 acre property sits right on the Rappahannock River off of Leeds Manor Road just minutes outside of downtown Warrenton, Virginia. This park was made possible thanks to a generous donation of the property to the County. The property is permanently protected with…

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Friends of the Rappahannock Spring Cleaning

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join like-minded community volunteers and Friends of the Rappahannock staff for a river cleanup at multiple sites along the Rappahannock River and its tributaries around the Fredericksburg area on Sunday, April 14. Volunteers will meet at 9am at their assigned cleanup site and work up until 11:30. Refreshments and all necessary cleanup materials will be provided by Friends of the Rappahannock. Participants of all ages are welcome. Children under age 15 must have a parent or guardian present. All participants…

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Carter’s Creek Oyster Reef Sanctuary Celebration

April 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury, 132 Lancaster Dr
Irvington, VA 22480 United States
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Carter's Creek has a brand new oyster reef sanctuary through a partnership between FOR, Albert Pollard, Jr. and Kellum Seafood. Join Carter's Creek neighbors at this evening celebration. There will be presentations from Chesapeake Academy, Albert Pollard, Jr., Tommy Kellum and FOR. Leading up to this celebration, Kellum Seafood will be laying down recycled oyster shell on a lease bottom generously donated by Albert Pollard, Jr. Just upstream from Gaskin's Wharf, this project dovetails nicely with Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury. The restored…

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