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Three cheers for Boots ‘n Beer

“Done,” now writes Garrick Giebel of the Warrenton-based Boots ‘n Beer Hiking club, which descended on the trash heap on President’s Day. The Park provided trash bags, equipment and a truck to pick it all up.”
No time to die on the vine

Last Saturday was awe-inspiring, an eye opener for any person that watched in amazement or marched alongside the rainbow of humanity! I was one small part of over half a million exercising their rights to march and free speech.
Good news for land conservation

It's not often I get to share good news this quickly into the Virginia General Assembly, but yesterday was one of the more surprising and rewarding days I've spent in Richmond. HB 1470 was tabled in subcommittee!
Homesteading conference coming to Fauquier

The October Homesteaders of America conference will feature demonstrations on blacksmithing, quilting, canning and preserving, wild game trapping, off grid living, solar power, gardening, holistic health, dairy animals, soaps and salves, ethical meat, bushcrafting, and much more.
Ben Venue beauty

Rappahannock County photographer Joyce Harman’s sublime panorama of the sky and the historic slave quarters at Ben Venue Farm was voted the winner of the Piedmont Environmental Council’s seventh annual PEC Photo Contest last week.
Conservation District recognizes landowners

At the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual awards dinner, two Rappahannock residents were among those honored for demonstrating leadership in the stewardship of local soil and water resources.
At CCLC, PATH made it happen

CCLC would like to thank the PATH Foundation for providing us with the financial support to lay the groundwork for our Seed-to-Table program through a just completed Make It Happen! grant.
Wild Ideas: Monarchs head south   

Monarch butterflies are migrating through our area. Have their numbers increased, or are we just more aware of them? Find out more about their migration in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
Cover crop program signup

Agriculture program conservation funds are available from the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District for a variety of conservation practices, including cover crops for winter cover on crop fields.
Read me a river

At the annual field day sponsored by RappFLOW, high schoolers in the morning and sixth graders in the afternoon went from station to station, soaking up resource appreciation and protection.
Clark Hollow Ramblings: Dry and dusty

Richard Brady is hoping by the time you read this we will have been blessed with a little rain, and remembers those trips to Dad's 18-foot, hand-dug well in Pullentown.