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April 2018

Earth Day in Fredericksburg

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Old Mill Park, 2201 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Join Friends of the Rappahannock at the 15th Annual Earth Day Festival at Old Mill Park in Fredericksburg. FOR volunteers will discuss our new outreach program, Nuestro Rappahannock. There will be a geology-themed, hands-on activity for kids and we'll also talk about how you can help protect bats and other pollinators. Earth Day highlights include live music, eco-friendly exhibits and activities for all ages.

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From the Rappahannock, For the Rappahannock

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Marriott Ranch, 5305 Marriott Lane
Hume, VA 22639 United States
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Free - $35

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 several years Marriott Ranch has volunteered to protect the water resources on their property and improve the health of their cattle through conservation…

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May 2018

Eagles, Beetles and Wild Edibles!

May 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$4 - $10

Joella and Michael Killian of UMW’s Department of Biological Sciences lead attendees along FOR’s trails and the canal path. Spring is a great time for exploring birds, plants, insects and all things natural along the Rappahannock.

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Annual Membership Meeting

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Free

Join FOR staff, executive committee members and friends at our annual meeting and potluck to celebrate our 33rd anniversary. We honor outstanding volunteers from the previous year and discuss our recent achievements and future plans. We'll cook the fried catfish and BBQ, you bring a dish to share. Old River Friends, bring new River Friends. FREE. Please pre-register by scrolling down the page and filling in your information. Members will be voting on revisions on our by-laws and new members…

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Upper Rappahannock River Cleanup

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Kellys Ford, State Rte 620
Elkwood, Virginia 22718 United States
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Free

Join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) and John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District (JMSWCD) for a River Cleanup event targeting several sites on the Rappahannock River in Fauquier and Culpeper Counties. One of the major causes of pollution in Virginia waterways is caused by trash and debris. This includes small things like plastic straws, bottle caps, and pop tabs but also includes truck tires, scrap metal, cars, and Porta Johns!!! The Rappahannock River is an incredible resource right in…

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June 2018

Rock the River!

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Old Mill Park, 2201 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Celebrate our 4th Annual Rock the River FXBG event at Old Mill Park. The event includes live music, craft beer, kid-friendly activities, local artisan vendors, and some of the best local food trucks. While at the park, enjoy one of the supporting events, including the 39th Annual Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe and Kayak Race. Most Rock the River FXBG activities are FREE.  For race registration and tickets to beer garden, go to rocktheriverfxbg.com

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Civil War Paddle – SOLD OUT! To get on our waiting list, please e-mail [email protected]

June 9
Ely’s Ford Boat Ramp, Ely's Ford Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407 United States
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$40 - $150

SOLD OUT! To get on our waiting list, please e-mail [email protected]

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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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