Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection

Preserving the natural resources and rural character of Rappahannock
We invite you to join us in the preservation of Rappahannock County, a special place, and not achieved by accident!  We owe it to ourselves and future generations to be good stewards.

RLEP PRESENTS Starry Nights at Caledonia Farm
FRIDAY, September 30, 2016.  47 Dearing Rd., Flint Hill, VA.   STARTS 6:00 PM

STARRY NIGHTS PRESENTATION POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN
New date to be announced… possibly Sunday if weather clears!

PHIL IRWIN, RLEP FOUNDER
An interview about Rappahannock
(YouTube link)

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RAPPAHANNOCK GOES SOLAR.  An RLEP committee chaired by Larry Wohlers found a way for nearly 50 Rappahannock residents to form a cooperative for BIG savings on solar installations. Read More

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TRASH FREE RAPPAHANNOCK

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A Hard Working Trash Free Crew
cleaned Rudasill Mill & Rock Mills Rds
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APRIL is Earth Month EVERY YEAR:  RLEP revived TRASH FREE RAPPAHANNOCK in 2016. Orange Vests and Bags were available all over the county for roadside cleanup, plus free pickup by VDOT.  READ MORE

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RAPPAHANNOCK WEATHER STATIONS

Syncing on-line.

RLEP purchased three Davis weather stations (our goal is 7) to augment Sunnyside’s station. These will record and collate local rain and temperatures and transmit the data to RLEP for a permanent record of Rappahannock weather.. . not what happened at Culpeper or Dulles!  READ MORE
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THINGS TO AVOID (A NEW PAGE!)

 

*INVASIVE PLANTS ON THE RUN!*

RLEP supports BLUE RIDGE PRISM which received a significant award for eradication of certain invasive plant species throughout the region.  Sam Quinn of the RLEP Board is deeply involved with the PRISM.  READ MORE...

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NATIVE PLANTS
Janet Davis and Hill House Nursery near Castleton offer Native Plants and will have an Open House October 1, 9:00 -3:00.  Trees, shrubs and perennials are offered.   Watch for this!  No Native Plants = No Native Insects = No Native Birds …  PAY ATTENTION!   Tel:  540-937-1798   www.hillhousenursery.com

What's Up
 Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Grouse
Ruffed Grouse

Sail AwayThe Good Ship SPIDER

CAN WE STILL SAVE THE STARS?

Starry Nights Presentation
WEATHER POSTPONEMENT
Watch for new date!

RLEP PROGRAM: “SAVE OUR STARRY NIGHTS”

PHOTOS OF THE MILKY WAY by JOYCE HARMON
(RAAC Claudia Mitchell Fund Grant)

TELESCOPE STAR VIEWING
CONSTELLATION REVIEW

DOWN SHIELDED LIGHT INFORMATION

Rapp Electric (REC) DARK SKY COMPLIANCE

North America is awash in light.  RLEP will financially help the county and individuals down-shield their lights to maintain our Starry Nights, so rare in the East. One can still see the Milky Way from Rappahannock.  LET’S KEEP IT THAT WAY, and use it as a tourist attraction!  POWER POINT

 

Moon best

THE RAPPAHANNOCK NIGHT LIGHT

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