October 29 (Saturday):  Rappahannock Starry Skies Presentation
Fun Begins at 5:30 PM

Binoculars are a help but not required
Bring Chair or blanket!

images-1APRIL:   Trash  Free Rappahannock:  Let’s get Rappahannock Clean and Green Again.  April is Earth Month and RLEP is supplying the Orange VDOT bags and Orange Vests for anyone who wants to clean up the county roads.  FREE Bags and Vests are available and may be picked up at Settles Grocery in Flint Hill, The Corner Store in Sperryville, Rappahannock Co-Op, Hackleys Store in Amissville, Laurel Mills Store and Real Estate III in Washington.  Grab your friends and have a party.   Leave bags on the side of the road and call 540-454-0547 (or) email for pickup.  


The Pollinator

Over the Summer: The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal is holding fantastic seminars and lectures on topics as varied as Wildlife Disease in Marine Mammals and Turtles to In-vitro fertilization to produce healthy domestic puppies and Re-introduction of the Scimitar-horned Oryx  (how about that !)   Use the LINK above to see their schedule.Andrew & tiger

SCBI is partnered with the National Zoo and the Smithsonian.



Moon best
Friday April 22, 7:00 PM:  FREE EVENT:  RLEP hosted Paul Bogard and Laura Greenleaf for a forum on Dark Skies…or, as we like to call it ,Starry Nights.  The Theatre, Washington VA, 7:00 PM.  Free

PROF. BOGARD wrote the critically acclaimed book “The End of Night,  Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light”.  My wife could not put this book down and we expect a terrific presentation.   LAURA GREENLEAF will also join us to discuss proven methods of achieving shielding of lights, the benefits thereof and share information about other communities that have successfully implemented Dark Skies yet maintained the ability to see.