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October 2020

Downtown Paddle through History

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
City Dock Park, City Dock Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$40 – $50 5 tickets left
Women in orange kayaks on the river

Join Friends of the Rappahannock and paddle a kayak through history on the Rappahannock River. Pass by mill sites, historic homes, and other features in downtown Fredericksburg and learn about changes to the river for the past 500 years. Interpretation will be led by John Hennessey, Chief Historian and Chief of Interpretation for the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. This program will cover river history from pre-colonial era to the present day, as well as discussion of the ever-changing…

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Outdoor Learning Lab at the River’s Edge: Week 5

October 15
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$15 22 tickets left

Join Friends of the Rappahannock environmental educators for interactive lessons at our nature preserve. Each program has different time slots. Register for the program at the day and time of your choice below. Float Your Boat: Grades K-8 Humans use water for many reasons. Use your engineering skills to design and create a paddle boat, then test it on the river. Minimum age to participate is 5 years old. The following VA SOL objectives are covered during this program: Science…

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Lancaster Tree Giveaway

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kilmarnock Town Centre Park, 150 N Main St 22482
Kilmarnock, VA 22482 United States
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Free 254 tickets left
Tree saplings tree planting

Register for a free native tree! They will be available to pick up at the Kilmarnock Town Centre park. Select your tree below. Trees strengthen our community by increasing property values, making public spaces more livable and improving our environment. We are happy to work with our partners the Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District and the Department of Forestry. This native tree giveaway is made possible by grant funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Arbor Day…

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Sipping for Saplings: DuCard Vineyard Tree Give Away

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - November 1 @ 6:00 pm
DuCard Vineyards, 40 Gibson Hollow
Etlan, VA 22719 United States
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Two people planting small tree in dirt

Do you like drinking wine and protecting our Rappahannock Watershed? Join us at the beautiful DuCard Vineyards where your wine bottle purchase helps us plant trees. Receive a free tree to plant at your home with every bottle of Ducard wine you purchase to take home between October 17-November 1. We're giving away 1,000 redbud trees.  Along with the giving away Saplings with your wine purchase, Friends of the Rappahannock will be present to kick off the Sipping for Saplings…

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Outdoor Learning Lab at the River’s Edge: Week 6

October 21 - October 22
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$15 45 tickets left

Join Friends of the Rappahannock environmental educators for interactive lessons at our nature preserve. Each program has different time slots. Register for the program at the day and time of your choice below. Survival in the New World: Grades K-5 What skills did the first settlers of Jamestown need to survive their first winter? Join us to see if you have what it takes. Visit the northwest extent of John Smith’s exploration of the Rappahannock, comparing Virginia resources now and…

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Riverfest

October 24
Crab basket shrimp boil party pack options

This year we’re bringing Riverfest to You! In an abundance of caution, we’re adjusting the format to a more personalized “party pack” option instead of hosting our usual 1,400 person gathering down by the river. This event is our signature fundraiser and we are grateful for your support for the river. Our party packs will have everything you need to host your own great party – steamed crabs, shrimp boil, crab knockers, paper and more! Enjoy a feast with your…

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Port Royal Tree Giveaway

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Port Royal Town Hall, 419 King St
Port Royal, VA 22535 United States
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Free 56 tickets left
Tree saplings tree planting

Register in advance for free trees and then FOR will provide up pick up details. Trees will be available for pick-up on October 31 between 9 am-4 pm. Location still to be announced. 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 grant funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Arbor Day Foundation. This tree giveaway is limited…

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November 2020

Cat Point Creek Birding Kayak Tour

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Menokin Foundation, 4037 Menokin Rd
Warsaw, VA 22572 United States
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$24 – $30 Sold out

Join FOR River Steward Anne Self for a Winter Birding Paddle on Cat Point Creek! This program will cover the ecology, natural history, and identification of waterfowl and wetland bird species. We will be accompanied by FOR Board Member and UMW Biology Professor Andrew Dolby. Cat Point Creek is a tidal creek that winds its way from Westmoreland County into the Rappahannock River at Naylor’s Beach. Much of the Creek is designated as an "Important Bird Area" by the National…

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