All Stories

Rappahannock among America’s most endangered rivers

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.
Shrinking Blue Ridge

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?
An old land, forever young

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.
The Land, a Plan, a 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.
The Rapp for March 9

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.”
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.