COVID-19 POLICY NOTICE:
Park is open dawn to dusk.
Spring Comes to Rapphannock County Park!
Stop by and enjoy!
Click to see Monroe and Crocker proposed site plan and planting map.
( to be considered and approved by RCRFA board)
Archived Park News: Archived news from 2020
Archived news from 2019
Fall 2020 accomplishments in Park:
October 6: 32 trees planted in Plots D and E (in addition to 121 trees planted in spring. Reforested area is new home to shagbark hickory, black gum, redbud, dogwoods, and oaks.
October 19: 23 hazelnut shrubs planted in Plot E, 24 New Jersey Tea set along VDOT right of way
November 14: volunteers weed gardens and work on invasive management along upper trail
December 10: Burning Bush Busters--lots of burning bush removed. Lots remains!
December 19: ORMN Christmas Bird Count birders observe 95 birds, 18 species.
Mark Your Calendars
April 24. 9:00am-12:00 noon
Rush River and Park Cleanup
Clean up River Trails
Tidy Pollinator Gardens
Clear around Bluebells and mark
Spring planting along trailheads
Check bluebird boxes.
Dark Skies Events:
Sky Event Schedule for 2021:
Sat. May 8, 8:00 pm
Audience: Members of the public, astronomy club members. Feel free to bring along any friends and family.
Volunteer Role: Bring binoculars or a telescope to share views of the planet Mars, galaxies and other deep sky objects.
Contact: RSVP to Torney Van Acker, Dark Sky Coordinator, at 703-250-7943 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Sat. June 12, 8:00 pm
– Sat. July 24, 8:00 pm (full moon)
– Sat. Aug. 7, 8:00 pm
– Sat. Sept. 11, 7:00 pm
– Sat. Oct. 9, 6:30 pm
Check back for details.
Dark Skies Annual Report 2020. here
media articles about Dark Skies events are on Dark Skies Park page.
*Park may be used for Dark Skies night events only on Friday and Saturday nights.
Click to see protocol for reserving Park for a Dark Skies event.
For further details, please contact Torney Van Acker at 703-250-7943 or email@example.com
October 2, 2021
(register for in-person or virtual race)
Rappahannock News article, 2/20/21
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