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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.
The song of the landscape

A beautiful, uncomfortable film on birds’ decline screens for free on Friday, Sept. 16, followed by some possible seeds of change.
Choose solar power, not corporate power

SEIA (Solar Energy Industries Association) has just revealed that solar accounted for 64 percent of new electric-generating capacity in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2016. That was more than coal, natural gas and nuclear combined.
Watershed work, well done

Marc Malik (second from left) receives a certificate of appreciation from RappFLOW board members (from left) Bev Hunter, Carolyn Thornton, Forrest Marquisee and Donna Marquisee.
Grazing along

In an effort to increase his farm’s profitability and reduce environmental impacts such as runoff and soil erosion, Flint Hill farmer Mike Sands began working with The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) in 2013.