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January 2020

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 Sold out

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

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

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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Salamander and native trout on banner image

Wild & Scenic Film Festival showcases the juxtaposition of our beautiful, yet rugged environment,  the unique plants and animals that inhabit it and the people who work to protect it!   Through these stunningly beautiful films you will be inspired to explore the wild places in your own backyard and around the world. Climate change, public lands, invasive species and community advocacy are addressed in a manner that will leave you empowered to confront threats facing our rivers, oceans, forests and…

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April 2020

Hunter’s Island Magical History Tour

April 11 @ 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 35 tickets left
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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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