Upcoming Events 

Saturday, January 20th, 2018, 12:00 PM
Location: Washington Volunteer Fire Hall, 10 Firehouse Lane , Washington, Virginia

What Are Your Ideas to Improve Rappahannock ‘s Farm Community? What’s missing to help farming and food enterprises thrive in Rappahannock County? What can the citizens of the county build on to improve our farm sector?

Farming has always been an important component of Rappahannock life. From apples to beef cattle to hay production to wine grapes, farm production has helped define our county. It is a way of life, it creates jobs, it defines our landscape. However, the face of agriculture seems to be changing.

Monday, January 22nd, 2018, 8:00 AM
Location: East Grace Street 815, Richmond, Virginia

The Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) organizes Conservation Lobby Day to ensure a strong conservation voice is heard early in the legislative session. Volunteer advocates are invited to join professional staff of VCN Partners as we meet with state legislators and encourage them to support environmental policy advancements. 

Friday, February 2nd, 2018, 6:00 PM
Location: The Hill School, 130 South Madison Street , Middleburg, Virginia

Over five decades of observing Earth from space has revealed the effects of our changing climate, from severe droughts to rising sea levels to more powerful storms. Climate change will affect all of our lives, but there is still time to act to avert the worst consequences of rising global temperatures.

Come hear Dr. Ellen Renee Stofan, who recently served as a NASA chief scientist, serving as principal advisor to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the agency’s science programs and science-related strategic planning and investments.

Sunday, February 11th, 2018, 2:00 PM
Location: The Dickinson Fine and Performing Arts Center, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia

Wildlife habitat isn’t just wide open spaces and dense green forests. Habitat can be created almost anywhere. This free educational event features a screening of Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home, the acclaimed film that shows homeowners, landowners and community leaders how to improve wildlife habitat and revitalize ecosystems right in their own backyards and neighborhoods.

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018, 6:30 PM
Location: Sycamore House, 23506 Founders Drive, Ashburn, Virginia

Attend this 6-session course and field trip in sustainable landscaping to learn how you can transform your home landscape into a healthy refuge that benefits birds, pollinators and other wildlife. Developed by the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center and the U.S. Botanic Garden. 

Classes begin on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 and run through Tuesday, March 20, 2018, from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The cost is $65 per student.

Saturday, February 24th, 2018, 8:30 AM
Location: Daniel Technology Center at Germanna Community College, 18121 Technology Drive , Culpeper, Virginia

Over 1,300 Virginia woodland owners have attended this annual conference. A variety of break-out sessions are offered to appeal to both new and experienced owners, as well as owners of both small and large woodlots. In addition, representatives from Virginia's natural resource agencies are available to inform participants of the services available to them.

Saturday, March 10th, 2018, 9:00 AM
Location: Ida Lee Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Drive Northwest, Leesburg, Virginia

Loudoun County Master Gardeners present the 9th Annual Gardening Symposium featuring noted speakers, knowledgeable practitioners, plant sellers and vendors of gardening related items. The Symposium is a good way to get motivated and jump into the spring gardening season with new information and refreshed enthusiasm. Bring your gardening notebook and/or paper to write down all your ideas – we are saving trees and eliminating our folders. (Speakers may have handouts). All registration is online. The cost is $75 with lunch, $65 bring your own lunch. There is an option to pay by check once registered.

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