Virginia is one of 41 states to have a net metering policy in place. In March, Gov. Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Clean Economy Act, pledging to create 30,000 new solar jobs by 2030.
“With humans indoors, animals go wild,” reads one recent COVID-19 related headline, and you can add reptiles to that list of wildlife exploring empty places. “The other day walking along Gay Street . . . I was surprised to spy a large turtle ahead on the sidewalk,” writes Washington resident Constance Bruce.
As solar homeowners, we are proud of the contributions our family is making to our energy grid and our environment. Our decision to "go solar" was made, in part, by our ability to recover a majority of our investment via the process of net metering.
The Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District currently has funding available for restoring and stabilizing eroding stream banks through its funding for the Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost Share Program (VACS).
Old clothes can create new and fashionable looks. The Flatwood Fashion Show on Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. at the RAAC Community Theater will showcase new outlooks on old outfits.
It’s not every day that you can say you know three folks from your community that made it to Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal.
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’