(Somerset, VA) Rapidan River Tree Planting Project

Date: October 9, 2019

Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location: somerset, Virginia

Join Friends of the Rappahannock on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, to help us plant trees along a tributary to the Rapidan River on a farm in Orange County, Virginia.

The project is focused on planting trees to reduce erosion, protect water quality, and improve habitat for fish and wildlife.

Sign Up at https://riverfriends.org/event/rapidan-river-tree-planting-project/

We have all the materials needed including tools, gloves, plants, water, and snacks. We recommend bringing a hat or visor and a reusable water bottle. If you plan on staying past lunchtime, you can pack a lunch or visit a restaurant in nearby Orange, VA, 10 minutes away.

Conservation staff will be on the site to provide instruction on planting methods, safety talk, and to answer questions about the project and the larger restoration efforts taking place across the region.

There are multiple hiking trails, historic sites, wineries, and breweries just a short drive away which makes this a perfect part of a full day escape into the mountains!

If you have any questions please contact FOR restoration coordinator at adam.lynch@riverfriends.org

This project is made possible thanks to our partners at Arbor Day Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and Piedmont Environmental Council.