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March 2019

FOR Spring Spruce Up

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Spring is coming and FOR needs your help to get our property ready for the upcoming season! We will be working to ensure that our trails and facilities are ready for students to visit during the spring field trip season. Tasks to be completed include: fixing and repairing picnic tables mulching and clearing the hiking trails garden maintenance deck maintenance FOR will provide all tools and necessary materials for the day. Please bring a water bottle, dress in layers, and…

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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Mary Washington University Center, 1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$15 – $50 373 tickets left

Wild & Scenic Film Festival showcases the best and most inspiring environmental and adventure films of the past year. The festival celebrates the wild and fragile beauty of our environment, the animals and plants that populate it and the people who work to preserve it.   Through these stunningly beautiful films you will be inspired to explore the wild places in your own backyard and around the world. Join us and become a partner in protecting the health and scenic…

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April 2019

From the Rappahannock, For the Rappahannock

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Marriott Ranch, 5305 Marriott Lane
Hume, VA 22639 United States
Free – $35 200 tickets left

Join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), and the John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District (JMSWCD) for a day at the iconic Marriott Ranch in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a back drop of spectacular mountain views, this is a working farm that the Rappahannock River flows directly through. For over a decade Marriott Ranch has enrolled in voluntary conservation programs to protect the water resources on their property and improve the health…

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Shuckapalooza

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Virginia Rivers Realm, 49 Seahorse Ln
Christchurch, VA 23031 United States
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Free 10 spots left

1 day. 7 unique experiences. 7 amazing locations. Rock this oyster party! The Shuckapalooza ticket is your backstage pass to the hottest new oyster scene. This self-guided driving tour event gives you celebrity access to private oyster farms, harvest methods, ecology with a real-life waterman, samplings of oysters, plus wine and beer pairings. Tickets will sell out! Proceeds benefit FOR. Buy tickets here. FOR needs volunteer help to make this event a success. Volunteers will help in all-day shifts and will be…

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Hunter’s Island Magical History Tour

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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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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May 2019

Girl Scouts Journey in a Weekend

May 4 @ 9:00 am - May 5 @ 2:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$30 41 tickets left

Any Brownie, Junior, and Cadette that will participate in the weekend events need to purchase a ticket. Troop leaders, parents, and any other chaperones do not need to purchase tickets and are welcome to participate in the weekend activities. Adults will need to stay overnight with the Girl Scouts if they are planning on camping.

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June 2019

Civil War Paddle

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ely’s Ford Boat Ramp, Ely's Ford Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407 United States
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National Park Service Supervisory Historian Greg Mertz leads this daylong canoe tour of Civil War sites along the Rapidan River. It is one of our most popular trips and brings to life legendary figures, like Stonewall Jackson, George Custer and J.E.B. Stuart. We also see the remains of Native American fish weirs. Bring a bag lunch, lots of water, sunscreen, etc. PLEASE, no alcohol. This trips fills FAST, so register early. Minimum age is 12 years and this is a…

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Mount Airy Bluegrass Festival

June 28 @ 4:00 pm - June 29 @ 10:00 pm
Mount Airy Farm, 361 Mill Pond Road
Warsaw, VA 22572 United States
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Attend the 2019 MOUNT AIRY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL located in Warsaw, Va. along the Rappahannock River at the historic home Mount Airy. The music begins on Friday June 28th at 6pm with the special bluegrass stylings of CAROLINA BLUE followed at 7:30 by local Rappahannock pickers, JOSH GRIGSBY & COUNTY LINE! A special VIP pre-party meet and greet with Carolina Blue and Josh Grigsby will happen before the show for VIP ticket holders. On Saturday things kick off at 5:30pm with…

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July 2019

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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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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August 2019

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

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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By the Numbers in 2018

Challenges facing the Rappahannock gave it a C rating in our 2018 River Report Card. We’re raising that grade. Be inspired by some of our favorite stories across the watershed.

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