Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection
Preserving the natural resources and rural character of Rappahannock
RLEP ALERT: Rappahannock Electric is sending out notices to landowners about spraying herbicide under electric lines. In the event you prefer to NOT have herbicide sprayed, they will clear under lines the old fashioned way….by hand or machine. You must opt out in writing to REC and they will mark your property with an NHA sign…No Herbicide Allowed. The herbicide is typically glyphosate, also known as Roundup, which may be linked to undesirable health issues as well as insect and stream life.
PHIL IRWIN, RLEP FOUNDER
An interview about Rappahannock
RAPPAHANNOCK GOES SOLAR. An RLEP committee chaired by Larry Wohlers represented 39 Rappahannock residents to form a cooperative for 20% savings on top of the 30% Federal Tax Credit for solar installations. Read More
TRASH FREE RAPPAHANNOCK
A Hard Working Trash Free Crew
cleaned Rudasill Mill & Rock Mills Rds
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
RAPPAHANNOCK WEATHER STATIONS
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!
*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. READ MORE...
Native Plants = Native Insects
= Native Birds
Broaden YOUR native plant species!