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August 2018

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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September 2018

Rise and Grind National Coffee Day Race

September 29 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Pratt Park, 120 River Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22405 United States
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2018 Rise and Grind National Coffee Day 5K, 10K, and Kids 1-Miler Runners (5k/10k) Receive: Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event Kids (1-Miler...14&Under) Receive: Finisher's Medal, Cotton Event Shirt, & Chip-Timed Event Race benefits the Friends of the Rappahannock Enjoy a free cup of coffee from The Mantle Coffee Shoppe after this scenic, flat 5k/10k that runs along a paved path around Pratt Park. Introducing a new Kids 1-Miler option! There's also an option during registration for adults…

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October 2018

Big Fall Cleanup 2018 – Volunteers Needed

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Mill Park, 2201 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States

Join Friends of the Rappahannock and the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce for our annual Big Fall Cleanup on Sunday October 7, 2018. Cleanup crews will be canvassing the Rappahannock and nearby tributaries for tires, bottles, and other litter to keep our waterways clean. We are currently accepting reservations for cleanup volunteers. INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES REGISTER HERE   All participants must complete a WAIVER in order to participate in this event. Participants under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or…

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Urbanna Creek Oyster Restoration Tour

October 10 @ 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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Cat Point Creek Kayak Krawl

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Menokin Foundation, 4037 Menokin Rd
Warsaw, VA 22572 United States
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$32 – $120 73 tickets left

FOR is partnering with Menokin Foundation on a tour of the Cat Point Creek Water Trail. Cat Point Creek is one of the most pristine Northern Neck tributaries of the Rappahannock River. Attendees will also tour Menokin, the remains of the 18th century home of Francis Lightfoot Lee, that is now the "Most Engaging Preservation Project in America." Oct. 14 is also Francis Lightfoot Lee's birthday, so we'll be celebrating that too! Bring lunch, water, and sunscreen. Minimum age is…

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Riverfest 2018 – SOLD OUT

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McDaniel Property, 125 Sophia St
Fredericksburg, 22401
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A Good Party for a Great Cause - RESCHEDULED TO OCT. 20th due to Hurricane Florence Crabs • Catfish • Barbecue • Boat Rides • Open Bar 28th Riverfest, 33 years protecting the Rappahannock Auction & Raffle Live Auction and Raffle of local arts, vacations, and experiences

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Girl Scout Citizen Scientist “Journey in a Weekend”

October 27 @ 9:30 am - October 28 @ 3:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$15.00 – $30.00

This “journey in a weekend” would allow brownie and junior girl scouts to explore the Rappahannock River watershed and experience nature in a compelling way. We are looking to host 30-50 brownie and junior girls on our property to camp out Saturday Oct 27 through Sunday Oct 28. We will teach fundamental canoeing skills and take the girls out on the Rappahannock River to experience their surroundings from a new perspective. Our goal is to create a weekend where we…

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November 2018

Robinson River Tree Planting

November 10 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
740 Beahm Town Rd, 740 Beahm Town Rd
Locust Dale, VA 22948 United States
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Free

Friends of the Rappahannock is seeking volunteers to help plant trees along the Robinson River, a tributary of the Rappahannock in scenic Madison County, Virginia. Volunteers will be working to establish a riparian forest buffer, which helps filter runoff, absorb pollutants, and shade the river, and help create habitat for native plants and animals. Friends of the Rappahannock will provide all planting materials. Volunteers should arrive at the planting site at 9:30 am, dressed for the weather and wearing tough…

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An Evening with Hazel Run

November 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$25 – $50

Hazel Run is a Fredericksburg-based quartet drawing upon Americana, soul and rock influences for their rich, folk sound. Members Karen Richardson, Linda LaFave, Stephen Hu, and Stuart Whitford are multi-instrumentalists whose voices blend in harmonies reminiscent of CSNY, America, and Peter, Paul & Mary. This intimate performance takes place inside the wonderful acoustics of Belmont and benefits Friends of the Rappahannock. Wine and beer will be available for purchase during the event. Event sponsors and VIP ticket buyers will be…

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Volunteer Tree Planting and Habitat Restoration

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Kinsey Run, 210 Bluff Mountain Road
Graves Mill, VA 22727 United States
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Free

Join staff from Friends of the Rappahannock and the Rapidan Chapter of Trout Unlimited as we plant trees and shrubs along a small headwater stream that leads to the Rapidan River in Madison County! This is the final stage of a large trout habitat restoration project. We will meet at 210 Bluff Mountain Road Graves Mill, Virginia 22727 at 10:00am We will be focused on installing live plant material that will help protect water quality, prevent erosion, and improve habitat…

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