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October 2017

2017 Clean Virginia Waterways Cleanup – Richmond County

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carter’s Wharf Landing, End of Carters Wharf Rd
Warsaw, VA United States
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The Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District (NNSWCD), in partnership with Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), is coordinating its annual fall waterways cleanup in Richmond County. This year’s event will be held at Carters Wharf Landing located along the Rappahannock River at the end of Carters Wharf Road, off Newland Road (Rt. 624), in Richmond County. Invite your friends and family to join you for the afternoon – not only does this serve as a great group outdoor activity,…

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“Along the Rappahannock” Art Exhibit by Betsy Glassie

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  Betsy Glassie is hosting an art exhibit at Du Jardin that will benefit Friends of the Rappahannock. Many of her pieces will feature our beautiful and scenic Rappahannock River. Nature inspires her paintings of floral and landscape themes. She has spent years as a studio painter primarily working in acrylics, but recently has been intrigued by the joy and challenge of oil painting en plein air along the rivers and countryside of Virginia. To see more of her work…

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Clean Water Breakfast with Chesapeake Bay Foundation

October 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Join Friends of the Rappahannock's Kathy Harrigan and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to hear the latest Rappahannock River and watershed updates. Learn the water quality challenges the next administration will need to tackle and our asks of the next Governor. Commitment from legislators and Virginia's next governor will be vital to making a restored Bay and healthy Rappahannock a reality. With the right policies and continued investment, together we can reduce pollution, restore oysters and other iconic fisheries, and strengthen…

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December 2017

Virginia General Assembly Preview

December 2 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
University of Mary Washington University Center, 1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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In preparation for Virginia’s 2018 General Assembly session, Virginia Conservation Network and its Network partners are convening for a day-long preview of what’s in store for our natural landscapes and resources. Volunteers, board members, and staff of partner organizations — as well as those interested in getting more involved in Virginia’s conservation community — are invited to learn about priority environmental topics and discuss our collective approach to advancing policy in the upcoming legislative session. Traditionally, this annual event has…

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Volunteers Needed for Tree Planting

December 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
6131 Keyser Road

Hume, VA 22639 United States
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Join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District (JMSWCD), and Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) to plant trees along a stream in Fauquier County. We will be planting a wide range of tree and shrub species native to this area thanks to recommendations from the Virginia Department of Forestry. This project will reduce soil erosion, absorb nutrient pollution, protect water quality, and provide valuable habitat for fish and wildlife. The area we are planting has already…

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