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June 2018

Rappahannock River Report Card – Three Night Brew Tour

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - June 13 @ 7:30 pm
Red Dragon Brewery, 1419 Princess Anne St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Do our waterways make the grade? Are all of our local rivers and streams safe to swim and fish in? Find out about fish and wildlife, pollution, public access and more with the release of the Middle Rappahannock Report Card, developed by Friends of the Rappahannock. Join Friends of the Rappahannock and the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region between June 11-13 at three local breweries for a first look at the new Rappahannock River Report Card for the…

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Carter’s Creek Oyster Reef Restoration Tour

June 21 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tides Inn, 480 King Carter Drive
Irvington, VA 22480 United States
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$40 – $50.00

Photo Courtesy of the VCU Rice Rivers Center Join Friends of the Rappahannock River Steward, Captain Richard Moncure, and make your world a Rappahannock River Oyster! Depart at 9 am from the Tides Inn in Irvington, Virginia. Tour from the River Steward boat and load recycled oysters and distribute them at FOR's reef sanctuary. Stop for lunch at the Urbanna Seafood and Raw bar. After distributing more recycled oysters, enjoy a swim and relaxing boat ride to end your day…

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Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid

June 23 - June 24
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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For adults and focused youths ages 12+. Open tot he public. The instructor is Matthew Rosefsky, Geo Medic, Wilderness EMT, CERT, MRC. This two-day, hands-on class teaches how to save life and limb during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance/hospital arrival. Earn the SOLO WFA 2-year certification, approved by the ACA, BSA, GS-USA, BCUNA & more. No pre-requisites. Twenty hours of instruction. Topics include wilderness/remote travel injuries and long-term patient care, the Patient Assessment System (PSA) and more. Spaces…

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Mount Airy Bluegrass Festival

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The ticketed event will be held at historic Mount Airy on Saturday afternoon, June 30th at 3pm with music by local Rappahannock pickers, THE WATER VIEW BLUEGRASS ASSEMBLY followed by North Carolina’s THE TRAILBLAZERS with special guest IVY PHILLIPS, winner of the 2017 Galax Bluegrass Fiddle Contest. The Trailblazers also won the band competition at Merlefest last year and are not to be missed as up-and-coming performers. At 5pm, things really get rolling when Grammy Award winning artist RALPH STANLEY II & THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS take to the stage behind a new self-titled album currently burning…

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July 2018

Thunder Moon Paddle

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
City Dock Park, City Dock Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$28 – $105

Experience the magic of nightfall on the river during FOR’s Thunder Moon kayak paddle from Old Mill Park to City Dock. Thunder Moon is the Rappahannock Indian name for the July full moon,  because it’s the time of year thunderstorms occur most frequently. This year’s Thunder Moon is a “Micromoon,” meaning the Moon will be near its apogee, or farthest distance from Earth. Join FOR Volunteer Leader Michelle McGinley for this Friday night kayak float. We'll talk about river ecology,…

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Port Royal Paddle

July 28 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Port Royal Landing, King Street, King Street
Port Royal, VA 22535 United States
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$32 – $120 79 tickets left

Join FOR's Education Director and Education Coordinator for a family-friendly paddle on the tidal Rappahannock! We will launch into the main stem of the Rapp from Port Royal Landing in Caroline County and explore the nearby Port Royal Unit of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge by boat and on foot with fun educational activities on the way. Ages 8 and up (with adult) welcome! Dress to get wet. Bring lunch, lots of water, sunscreen, and a hat. Note:…

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August 2018

Carter’s Creek Oyster Reef Restoration Tour

August 15 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Urbanna Seafood Restaurant and Raw Bar, 453 Johnsons Drive
Urbanna, VA 23175 United States
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$40.00 – $50.00

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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Urbanna Creek Oyster Restoration Tour

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Urbanna Seafood Restaurant and Raw Bar, 453 Johnsons Drive
Urbanna, VA 23175 United States
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$40.00 – $50.00

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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Sunset Paddle

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
City Dock Park, City Dock Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$28 – $105

Experience the magic of nightfall from a kayak on the river during FOR’s Sunset Paddle from Old Mill Park to City Dock. 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 by 10 p.m. Your ticket purchase includes kayak, paddle,…

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Carter’s Creek Oyster Reef Restoration Tour

August 29 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Urbanna Seafood Restaurant and Raw Bar, 453 Johnsons Drive
Urbanna, VA 23175 United States
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$40.00 – $50.00

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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