The Rappahannock River, which begins as a trickle outside Chester Gap and empties wide and deep into the Chesapeake Bay, was named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers, because of the threat fracking could pose to clean drinking water.
Time and erosion are slowly taking their toll on the Blue Ridge, which at over 1 billion years of age are the second oldest mountains in the world. So at what rate are local mountain peaks shrinking?
In this respect, geology seems a lot like psychology: you seldom know what personal history lies at the heart of someone else. It could be as psychologically disruptive as tectonic plates colliding.
Part two of "The Land, a Plan, a Future" — a Rappahannock News/Foothills Forum Special Report on efforts to shape Rappahannock County's future.
Part one of a Rappahannock News – Foothills Forum Special Report: As the county prepares to adopt minor changes to its Comprehensive Plan, major challenges remain to the delicate balance that keeps Rappahannock unique.
PEC's resources for farmland seekers and landowners; the Artisan Trail’s doors are open this Saturday; this Friday at the Library, a former NASA scientist speaks on “How to Age Better and Other Space Stories.”
“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.”
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.
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!
The Piedmont Environmental Council and allies have worked in good faith with the legislature in previous years to make modest changes and cuts to the program in order to head off threats of larger cuts.
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.
Former Rappahannock County administrator John W. McCarthy will start the new year on the staff of Piedmont Environmental Council.
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.
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.
In this week’s Wild Ideas column, two Rappahannock residents discover reptile eggs in their compost pile, but from which species?
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.