On Tuesday, half of the planet, including the DMV, will be treated to a total lunar eclipse of the Full Beaver Moon. And according to EarthSky.org, this will be the first Election Day total lunar eclipse in U.S. history — and it won’t happen again until Nov. 8, 2394.
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A Rappahannock resident may have made the first ever documented red bellied snake sighting in the county, according to the Virginia Herpetological Society.
State farmers and landowners can access a record $235 million next year in state funds to help pay for an array of practices aimed at protecting the nation’s largest estuary.
On a moonless night in late August a cluster of people moved gingerly in the Rappahannock County Park shadows to take turns peering at the starry sky through amateur astronomers’ telescopes.
Virginia farmers can now install conservation projects like fencing, buffers and wetland restoration at no cost, thanks to record-high funding from the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, according to the Virginia Farm Bureau.
An infectious virus known as hemorrhagic disease is once again causing white-tailed deer deaths around Virginia, but state wildlife officials say there’s no need to panic.
Rappahannock County’s neighboring watershed in the Shenandoah Valley was recently sampled to have unsafe levels of bacteria in three-quarters of its waterways. But In Rappahannock, which is a part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, sustainable farming practices have helped the county to stay within healthy levels of bacteria, according to standards from the Environmental Protection Agency.
California’s decision to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars beginning in 2035 will also halt the sale of such vehicles in Virginia due to a 2021 law linking the commonwealth to the western state’s vehicle emissions standards, state attorneys have concluded.
While electric vehicles have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, electric agricultural vehicles still remain relatively niche products that are slowly entering into the consciousness of farmers across the country.
Every year the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors selects one farm per county in the area to receive a state clean water farm award based on the farm’s accomplishments and commitments to land stewardship and conservation management.
A surplus of dollars in Virginia’s coffers this year means record funding for state programs that help farmers pay for practices like streamside fencing that decrease the amount of pollution running into the Chesapeake Bay, but nationwide inflation could blunt some of the long-sought money’s impacts.
More than a dozen restaurants and the mayor of Warrenton have pledged to no longer serve straws unless requested by patrons as part of a sustainability campaign to reduce plastic waste.
This year marks Piedmont Environmental Council’s 50th anniversary, and president Chris Miller said that thanks to “relentless incrementalism,” the organization has been able to work with its nearly 3,000 partners to help communities with conservation efforts.
State leaders on June 14 formally dedicated Virginia’s newest state park – Seven Bends – which consists of 1,066 acres situated in the geographically unique Seven Bends area of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. It becomes Virginia’s 41st state park.
At this time of year, female turtles are on the move to locate suitable sites for laying their eggs. As a result, they often approach and try to cross roads, putting them in great danger of being hit by vehicles. One of the saddest consequences of a female turtle being killed is the lasting effect it can have on the future population of turtles in our area.
The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is calling on Rappahannock residents to report sightings of bears with moderate cases of mange so they can track them in an effort to learn more about the skin disease that continues to mystify wildlife experts.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced a slate of appointments to Virginia’s citizen environmental boards Friday, including four picks for the seven-person Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board that will be charged with approving the administration’s efforts to pull Virginia out of a regional carbon market.
A Virginia nonprofit classified a Culpeper battlefield as threatened or endangered by recent developments in allowing a rezoning request for a data center to move forward.
The Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP) and the Sperryville Community Alliance would like to thank all the hardworking volunteers who came out last Saturday (April 16) to clean up the Sperryville Nature Trail in preparation for SperryFest.
Nestled in between two of Culpeper County’s historic sites lay plans for construction on two industrial buildings on over 230 agricultural acres courtesy of Amazon Web Services.
Nearly 100 people braved the cold on March 28 to tour some of Culpeper’s most historical sites in an effort to show the damage that may be done with the passage of a proposed rezoning application from Amazon.
For environmental advocates, the just-concluded Virginia legislative session had its victories, highlighted by repelling a former Trump official’s nomination to oversee the state’s natural resources.
RICHMOND – Legislation aimed at increasing tree canopies across Virginia passed both chambers of the General Assembly after legislators compromised on removing language around equity.
The bill, sponsored by Webert, who represents Rappahannock County, requires the state to analyze the impact of small- and medium-sized solar and energy storage projects on forested lands and those containing prime agricultural soils, a federal classification defined in state law.
Each year, the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District awards up to $4,000 in educational scholarships to students who plan to pursue a career in a conservation-related field.
A House subcommittee struck down a series of bills that would have altered Virginia’s hunting laws, with numerous votes deadlocking despite a Republican majority on the six-person panel.
The Piedmont Environmental Council on Wednesday announced the appointment of Laura O’Brien as its new Rappahannock County field representative, filling the role previously held by Claire Catlett, who served in the position from 2017 to 2021.
Democrats on a Virginia Senate committee voted Tuesday to strip former Trump EPA chief Andrew Wheeler from a list of approved hires for Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s cabinet.
In 2021, LTV staff completed 16 easements for a total of 3,041 acres, compared to 1,765 acres in 2020 and 1,730 acres in 2019. The organization also expanded into six new Virginia counties.
Shenandoah National Park will begin its Old Rag Mountain ticketing pilot project in March in an effort to control the number of hikers and combat bottlenecks that can create long waits along narrow corridors of the nearly 10-mile loop trail.
Rappahannock County residents who lost power as a result of Monday’s snowstorm may not have service restored for several days.
Once again, Santa — joined by the Rappahannock community — didn't let a pandemic steal the holiday cheer. Quite the opposite, as Avon Hall in Little Washington played host to this year's “Winter Wonderland,” which as always, benefited the Food Pantry.
In Lyt Wood’s decades-long career of heading the Rappahannock Nature Camp, he’s seen children learn about the outdoors beyond superficial textbook definitions. As he heads toward retirement, he hopes the campers will continue to experience the wilderness’ natural phenomena.