Free Fishing Day Returns!
June 4, 2022
Thanks to the help from many community supporters, Free Fishing returned to Rappahannock County Park on Saturday, June 4--a perfect weather day. The Rush River was stocked with 200 10-12 inch trout on Tuesday evening. A steady stream of fisherpeople of all ages turned out throughout the day on Saturday in hopes of catching a few fish.
Special thank you to:
If you missed the event this year, put it on your calendar for 2023…usually the first weekend in June. Plans are underway for more attractions, which may include live music and refreshments!
Watch the Park website for updates.
First Dark Skies Program Event since 2020!
April 30, 2022
The evening began with presentations by RLEP representative Joyce Harman and NOVAC member James Granahan. Joyce Harman's talk described the disruptive effects of unnatural light on wildlife as well as examples of solutions which might accommodate human needs for lighting without compromising the needs of birds, insects, and other creatures affected by nighttime lighting. James Granahan's presentation, "What's Up?" highlighted features visible that night: galaxies, globular clusters, nebulae, and double stars. To the delight of the 33 participants, the cloudy sky cleared just in time to offer good viewing!
*for information about dark skies lighting, check RLEP website: www.rlep.org
*For more information about Dark Skies calendar and events, see adjacent column.
REC Planting Project Continues
February 18, 2022
Five stalwart volunteers cleared the REC Right of Way down to the upper trail for planting this spring. And...spread mulch on the plants set in ground last fall. Thank you to ORMN members Mike Wenger and Jere Willis; community volunteers Torney Van Acker, Virginia Zuniga; and Madison High School student Savannah Brown.
Mark Your Calendars
June 24. 9am-noon
Regain control of REC right of way planted area! Pull/cut unwanteds!
Dark Skies events
July 28: 8:20-11pm
Open Observation Evening
Dark Skies event calendar for 2022 here.
Please check calendar for scheduled RLEP Dark Skies Events and for Free Observation Evenings. Registration for Free Observation Evenings (here) must be submitted at least 24 hours prior to viewing date.
*NOTE: There will be no program presentations on Free Observation evenings. Viewers must bring their own viewing equipment.
Check here for results and updates.