Sperryville river

Students from various Rappahannock County Schools spent an afternoon on the Thornton River last week learning about its health and ecology.

Students from Rappahannock County Elementary School, Hearthstone School and Wakefield Country Day School enjoyed a day in the Thornton River last Friday to learn about Sperryville’s watershed and stream health. 

Inspecting the Thornton River

Inspecting the Thornton River's inhabitants

Continuing the tradition of RappFLOW, a now-defunct water preservation nonprofit that merged The Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP) in February, the RLEP-sponsored event featured volunteers from Old Rag Master Naturalists, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Friends of the Rappahannock, and RLEP work with fifth, seventh, and 12th graders in hands-on programs to engage in stream health monitoring and a variety of related activities. 

Students on the Thornton River

Students learned about Sperryville’s watershed and stream health. 

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