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November 2019

Culpeper River Cleanup and Tree Planting

November 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
rockwater park, 457 Madison Road
Culpeper, VA 22701 United States
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Join Friends of the Rappahannock and the Town of Culpeper as we join forces to remove trash and debris from local streams and plant native trees at Rockwater Park. Mountain Run is a large tributary to the Rappahannock River and runs right through downtown Culpeper. Like most streams in the area, Mountain Run receives lots of runoff from roads, parking lots, and buildings, every time it rains. This stormwater brings litter of all shapes and sizes along with many other…

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Riparian Forest Planting Training with Department of Forestry

November 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Lord Fairfax Community College: Fauquier Campus, 6480 College ST
Warrenton, VA 20187 United States
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This training is being offered at no cost to you. Learn from professionals with years of experience!  Techniques used to plant forest buffers that can be applied to the Virginia Total Maximum Daily Load commitment to the Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. Why planting in riparian areas takes a unique skill set than other tree plantings. How to select a site and species that will result in a successful riparian planting. How the professionals handle seedlings, draw up plans for planting…

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Carter’s Creek Oyster Restoration Tour

November 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Urbanna Seafood Restaurant and Raw Bar, 453 Johnsons Drive
Urbanna, VA 23175 United States
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$40 – $50

Join Friends of the Rappahannock River Steward, Captain Richard Moncure, and make your world a Rappahannock River Oyster! Depart at 9:30 am from the Urbanna Seafood Restaurant and Raw Bar in Urbanna, Virginia. The tour begins in Robinson Creek and then out to the Rappahannock River where bald eagles, osprey, and dolphins often circle the boat to say hello. The first stop will be to a protected reef under restoration in Urbanna Creek where we are working with partners at Christ…

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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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