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July 2019

Middle Rappahannock River Cruise: Members Only

July 3 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
City Dock Park, City Dock Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Free

Join Friends of the Rappahannock River Steward Captain Richard Moncure on a guided tour of the Rappahannock River in Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, and City of Fredericksburg. Our River Steward Boat will leave from City Dock Park off Sophia Street in Downtown Fredericksburg and travel down river to enjoy the serenity of the Rappahannock. We will discuss fish and wildlife of the region, tree and plant identification, the historical significance of the Rappahannock, and learn about ways we can all…

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Thundermoon Paddle

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Mill Park, 2201 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$32 – $40

Experience the magic of nightfall from a kayak on the river during a full moon. The paddle covers a 2 mile stretch, from Old Mill Park to City Dock in Fredericksburg. This Friday night float includes discussions about river ecology, FOR's mission, and the river's role in local history. Minimum age is 12 years and some paddling experience is helpful. Meet at City Dock at 7 p.m. for a shuttle to Old Mill Park. We'll be back at City Dock…

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Massaponax Creek Cleanup

July 20 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Applebee’s, 9901 Southpoint Pkwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22407 United States
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Free

Join like-minded community volunteers and Friends of the Rappahannock staff for a river cleanup on Massaponax Creek, a tributary of the Rappahannock River in Spotsylvania County, on Saturday July 20. Volunteers will meet at 8:30am at the Applebee's in Southpoint (9901 Southpoint Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22407) and work until 10:30. Free Starbucks coffee will be served starting at 8:15am. Refreshments and all necessary cleanup materials will be provided by Friends of the Rappahannock. Participants of all ages are welcome. Children…

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August 2019

Volunteer River Cleanup

August 3 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Print Innovators, 1381 Belman Rd
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Free

Join like-minded community volunteers and Friends of the Rappahannock staff for a river cleanup on August 3. The location is Print Innovators at 1381 Belman Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Volunteers will meet at 8:30am and work until 10:30am. 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 under 18 must present a waiver signed by a parent/guardian (LINK…

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Old Canal Lock Tour on the Rappahannock

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mott’s Public Boat Ramp, Motts Boat Ramp VA United States + Google Map
$32 – $40

Travel by kayak on the beautiful Rappahannock River while learning about the historical, local commercial use of the Rappahannock River. This guided tour delves into the history of the Embrey Dam (built in 1910 and removed in 2004), the canal (built mid-1800s), and the use of locks along this waterway by giving participants an up-front view of the remnants of Fredericksburg's recent past. Discover the power the dammed river gave the past populace, plus the benefits that the free-flowing Rappahannock…

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