A new 35-foot span bridge across Cedar Run is now open, offering hikers and nature-loving community members improved access to the popular Whiteoak Canyon trailhead and opening up three miles of stream habitat to native fish for the first time in decades.
One of meteorologist Bob Ryan’s favorite quotes is from Nobel Prize winning chemist Sherwood Rowland. Known for his expertise surrounding ozone depletion, Rowland’s words continue to inspire scientists around the world:
Keep Virginia Beautiful, which is awarding its annual “30 in 30 Green Grants” daily during the month of June, has announced that Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities will receive a grant of $1,000 for its Beautification project.
Darcy Canton is a force of nature, especially when it comes to all things senior related. She runs the Senior Center on Scrabble Road in the old Scrabble Schoolhouse in Castleton. Her monthly calendar of events ensures seniors a broad spectrum of activities including wildly popular bingo, wh…
Forestry practices, stream crossings, fencing and grazing systems, water development — all topics of discussion for Rappahannock County agriculture producers during a lunchtime meeting at the Washington Volunteer Fire House, 10 Firehouse Lane, next Thursday, March 7, from noon until 1:30 p.m.
It is that time of the year when many motorists think they need to let their vehicle “warm up” or idle before driving.
‘Researchers are less concerned about a slow decline in bear numbers, and more concerned about a rapid plunge in the population over just a few short years’
Since 2016, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) biologists have been radio-collaring adult female bears in Virginia. Data acquired through this project continues to provide insights into the movements, denning habits, and home ranges of wild, female bears in Virginia.
Rappahannock County in 2017 had the lowest recycling rate of 117 counties, cities and towns across the commonwealth that submitted data to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) has developed an Elk Management Plan to define and describe the future of elk management in Virginia, focused in the Southwest region of the Commonwealth but applying to all Virginians.
‘The idea of preserving a view is not for somebody’s private purpose. It’s for a public purpose, for everybody in the world to enjoy’
David Vela, the superintendent of Grand Teton National Park who was recently nominated to become Director of the National Park Service, knows Shenandoah National Park well as former NPS South Regional Director.
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.
Governor Ralph Northam yesterday (Wednesday) signed Executive Order 6, which instructs the Department of Environmental Quality to update outdated regulations, strengthen enforcement of Virginia’s environmental standards, identify the causes of permitting delays, and improve transparency.
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 …
Removing unnatural barriers and disruptions is particularly important for conserving headwater streams in the Upper Rappahannock River watershed. The streams are sources of drinking water for much of the Virginia Piedmont region and are also home to Virginia’s state fish, the eastern brook t…
What, I asked the roomful of young people gathered one recent Saturday morning at the Washington Baptist Church, would they remember in 50 years? That big algebra test next week? The fun date Saturday night? The newest smartphone app? A President’s unpresidential tweets?
A Rappahannock News – Foothills Forum Special ReportAs the county prepares to adopt minor changes to its Comprehensive Plan, major challenges remain to the delicate balance that keeps Rappahannock unique. Part one of this two-part series can be found here