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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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Rappahannock County Tree Planting Project – RESCHEDULED for 4/26

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rappahannock County Project, 27 Poor Town Road
Sperryville, VA 22740 United States
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Free

Join Friends of the Rappahannock and Piedmont Environmental Council on Friday April 26 to help us plant trees along a tributary to the Hazel 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. Volunteers should please arrive at 9am at 27 Poor Town Rd, Sperryville VA.  We have all the materials needed including tools, gloves, plants, water, and snacks. We recommend…

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SOLD OUT Hunter’s Island Magical History Tour SOLD OUT

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$24 – $30

When Capt. John Smith explored the Rappahannock River in 1608, he was met at the fall line in Fredericksburg by a hail of arrows from native fishermen. Explore the legacy of Hunter's Island with its owner, local architect and history enthusiast Mary Ellen Wheeler. Bring a bag lunch for a picnic. Minimum age is 8 years. Participants will meet at Friends of the Rappahannock, take a short paddle across the river to the island, and then hike around the island.…

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Earth Day at Old Mill Park

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Old Mill Park, 2201 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Celebrate the Earth and our beautiful Rappahannock River! This annual celebration in Fredericksburg is filled with fun activities for all ages! Friends of the Rappahannock will have environmental-STEM activities for everyone to try out. Please stop by our tent and learn more about how you can be a friend of the River.

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May 2019

Girl Scouts Journey in a Weekend

May 4 @ 9:00 am - May 5 @ 2:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$30

Any Brownie, Junior, and Cadette that will participate in the weekend events need to purchase a ticket. Troop leaders, parents, and any other chaperones do not need to purchase tickets and are welcome to participate in the weekend activities. Adults will need to stay overnight with the Girl Scouts if they are planning on camping.

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Annual Meeting

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Free

Join FOR staff, executive committee members and friends at our annual meeting and potluck to celebrate our 34th anniversary. We honor outstanding volunteers from the previous year and discuss our recent achievements and future plans. We’ll cook the fried catfish and BBQ, you bring a dish to share. Old River Friends, bring new River Friends! FREE. Please RSVP by scrolling down the page and filling in your information. Introducing new board members April Petersen owner of local outfitter, River Rock. April…

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