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Virginia Environmental Assembly

September 22, 2017 @ 7:30 am - September 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Friends of the Rappahannock is thrilled that this year’s Virginia Environmental Assembly will be hosted in our backyard in Fredericksburg.

Read below to get more information. Buy your tickets here.

Bringing together conservation leaders from across Virginia, the Environmental Assembly provides a forum for discussion on key environmental issues and an opportunity to strategize with like-minded individuals about the best ways to tackle threats to our natural environment. This annual conference is hosted by Virginia Conservation Network, a partnership of over 100 environmental organizations working together to create a powerful, diverse, highly-coordinated conservation movement in the Commonwealth.

The theme of this year’s Environmental Assembly is Conservation through Collaboration, a core mission and the ultimate purpose of Virginia Conservation Network.Presentations and field trips will refer back to this overarching theme, highlighting instances where organizations, communities, businesses, and local/state elected officials worked together to make a positive impact on the environment.


The first day — Friday, September 22 — is open to Network Partners’ staff, board, and lead volunteers only and will include strategy planning sessions, as well as our annual Conservation Reception. The reception is open to the public and will feature remarks from Virginia’s local/state elected officials, as well as a silent art auction displaying conservation-inspired work by local artists. The second day — Saturday, September 23 — is open to the public and will include environmental presentations/panel discussions and field trips highlighting local environmental efforts.


Click the green button above to purchase your ticket(s). All ticket options are listed below.

  • General Admission, $35: For the general public. Includes admission to the Conservation Reception + Saturday programming. Field trips are an additional cost.
  • VCN Network Partner, $35: For paying VCN Network Partners’ staff, board, and lead volunteers only. Includes admission to Conservation Reception + Friday programming + Saturday programming.
  • Conservation Reception, $20: Includes admission to Conservation Reception only. Intended for those not attending Friday/Saturday programming.
  • Field Trips, $10–20: All four field trips will happen on Saturday afternoon and are an additional cost. Attendees should choose only one field trip to attend, as they will happen simultaneously. See the schedule below for field trip descriptions.
  • Student Discount, $20 off: Students should use the promo code STUDENT to recieve $20 off their General Admission ticket. Includes admission to the Conservation Reception + Saturday programming. Please note that student IDs will be checked at the door.
  • Bald Eagle + Cardinal Members: Organizations at the Bald Eagle and Cardinal levels receive 1–2 free tickets. If you are registering as a representative of a Bald Eagle or Cardinal member organization, please contact us at [email protected] for information on how to receive your discount.

Note: If you would like to pay by check, please email [email protected]


September 22, 2017 @ 7:30 am
September 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm


Jepson Alumni Executive Center
1119 Hanover Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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