The Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP)

The Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection is dedicated to preserving the natural resources and rural character of Rappahannock County, Virginia.

Solar Energy Coop

An RLEP committee chaired by Larry Wohlers found a way for residents of Rappahannock County to form a cooperative for big savings on solar installations. Read More

Dark Skies, Bright Spirits

Read this interesting article on artificial light from Science News.   RLEP is working on preserving our night skies. Have you noticed the lights in Rappahannock? Read More

Weather Stations Update

Interested in Science?  To date, RLEP has purchased three Davis weather stations (our goal is 7) to record and collate local rain and temperatures. Read More

Invasive Plants – Beware

Sam Quinn is on the Board.  Sam is the resident biologist at Sunnyside Farm and knows plenty about the removal of invasive plant species and the creation of native plant meadows, bogs and hedgerows.  Meadows provide an ecosystem for pollinators and small mammals, plus they are stunningly beautiful.  Bogs create habitat for salamanders and other endangered species.  Hedgerows provide cover and food for native birds.