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November 2019

An Evening with Hazel Run

November 16, 2019 @ 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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January 2020

Slurp and Learn

January 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
718 Venue, 718 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Have you ever wondered where the oysters on your table come from? More and more, these delicious delicacies are being produced on oyster farms, where they contribute to improving the Bay's water quality and habitat before hitting your table. Join Friends of the Rappahannock and Chesapeake Bay Foundation to sample local oysters from Rogue Oysters and brews from Smartmouth Brewing while learning about the ins and outs of oyster farming from a local oyster grower, oyster restoration, and the Chesapeake…

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2020 Conservation Lobby Day

January 28 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Richmond, 815 E. Grace St
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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2020 Conservation Lobby Day on January 28

This is going to be a big year for conservation. We need your voice in January. Ensure a strong conservation voice is heard during the legislative session. Join us on Tuesday, January 28th for this year’s Conservation Lobby Day. Friends of the Rappahannock joins with Virginia Conservation Network’s 125+ environmental organizations to come together to ensure a strong conservation voice is heard during the legislative session. Volunteer advocates join professional staff to meet with state legislators and encourage them to…

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February 2020

The River Within Us: An evening variety performance

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Library Theater, 1201 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Dancers, Singers and Actors come together to share their art and to raise funds and awareness for Friends of the Rappahannock. Evening Variety Performance with: Micki O'Hearn, Abbe Buck and Bill Green, Prism Dancers, Debbie Bennett, and Dance Matrix & Company. Students artists from Avery Ballet, Stafford High School, and Royalty Dance Company Tickets will be available for purchase at the door: $25/ adults, $15 children under 18 Dessert reception to follow performance. All net proceeds will be donated to FOR.…

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Volunteer: Invasive Plant Removal at FOR Headquarters

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Free

Please help us remove invasive plants at our nature preserve. Winter is the perfect time to tackle the honeysuckle around the property. By removing these invasive, non-native plants we can help improve the habitat at our nature preserve. Food and gloves will be provided. Be sure to dress warmly and for the weather!

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March 2020

Spring Spruce Up at FOR Headquarters

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Free

Help us get our nature preserve ready for another full spring and summer season of educational field trips. Each year, our nature preserve educates 6,000 students so they can be the next generation of river stewards. Volunteers will help us tackle a wide variety of maintenance projects. Picnic table and bench repair, trail maintenance, and orientation center clean up. Gloves and lunch will be provided. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Please register online. Any questions, please contact…

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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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Free

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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