Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection

Preserving the natural resources and rural character of Rappahannock

STARRY NIGHTS was held  on Saturday October 29th.

More than 70 people attended this delightful event with three astronomers, two large telescopes, a celestial laser pointer and much fun for all attending.  The Andromeda Galaxy, the Boy Scout star (actually two stars, one blue one gold which make up the head of the constellation Cignus… The Swan), the donut cluster, and numerous other constellations, galaxies and stars were on fine display that night!

This event will be repeated in the Spring.  Watch for updates.

See event information below

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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No Native Plants = No Native Insects = No Native Birds
PAY ATTENTION 
Broaden YOUR native species for Spring!

What's Up
 Rose Breasted Grosbeak

Grouse
Ruffed Grouse

Sail AwayThe Good Ship SPIDER

SAVE RAPPAHANNOCK'S STARS!

Starry Nights Presentation

ASTRONOMERS & DEMONSTRATIONS

TELESCOPES & VIEWINGS

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

RLEP: “SAVE OUR STARS”

 FINALE´: The CONSTELLATIONS
 w/ laser pointer!

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

 

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THE RAPPAHANNOCK NIGHT LIGHT

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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 of our beautiful environment.