Environment/Conservation

Seeds and serendipity

While there, the nice professor, Anneke DeLuyker, who has organized the screening, mentioned that Jane Goodall was on site and that if I wanted to stick around she would be speaking to a small group of students that evening. […]

Environment/Conservation

Washington column for Aug. 30

The biggest hit of the evening was Harman’s spotting scope with a special attachment to allow everyone with a smart phone to get a closeup shot of the moon to send to friends. The waiting line was as long as any ride at Six Flags! Images of the full moon started showing up on social media almost immediately. People enjoyed the evening so much some stayed until after 11 p.m. […]

Environment/Conservation

Cleaning up the Chesapeake begins in Rappahannock

“For the past few months the Chesapeake Bay Foundation [CBF] has worked with Bean Hollow Grassfed farm in Flint Hill to pilot a solar-powered watering pump for livestock,” explains Kenny Fletcher, the foundation’s communications coordinator in Richmond. […]

Environment/Conservation

Honeybee losses reach 60 percent

To help bolster the honeybee population, VDACS is encouraging people to become new beekeepers and existing beekeepers to add to their existing hives. In addition, border plantings of bee-friendly plants around crop fields provides needed forage, particularly in hot, dry summer months. […]

Environment/Conservation

The ‘blue’ in the Blue Ridge Mountains

The Blue Ridge Mountains are every shade of green these waning days of May, what with all the rain of late in Rappahannock County. But it won’t be long until the sultry dog days of summer arrive, and with them the distinctive blue haze that gives these ancient mountains their famous name. […]

Environment/Conservation

Get down and dirty at Bean Hollow Grassfed

The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is sponsoring a learning experience right here in our own backyard — Bean Hollow Grassfed at Over Jordan Farm in Flint Hill — but be advised that online registration to participate closes this Monday, May 28. […]

Environment/Conservation

Attention nonprofits!

After two fruitful rounds of Community Assistance Grants in 2017, the NPCF is preparing to launch a single grant cycle in 2018. Thanks to PATH Foundation creating these grants, $250,000 will be awarded to nonprofits with emergent community needs to support a broad range of causes. […]

Environment/Conservation

Down with the lights

New projects and initiatives, including encouraging more Rappahannock residents to reduce outdoor lighting and designating a “dark sky park” in the county for interpretive events, were announced at the annual meeting of the Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP) on Saturday evening. […]

Environment/Conservation

PEC completes river restoration project in Rappahannock

PEC is planning additional culvert removal projects with partners over the next several years. Efforts that are currently in the works are located on Kinsey Run near Graves Mill, Bolton Branch near Huntly, and Cedar Run at the White Oak Canyon trail head in Shenandoah National Park. […]