Fredericksburg Watershed Property Manager Officer Lee Sillitoe will lead the easement paddle on May 17

Easement Paddle Highlights History, Wildlife

by | Dec 13, 2014 | Around Town, Columns

By Woodie Walker, community conservationist, Friends of the Rappahannock

History and wildlife highlight the River Easement Paddle, hosted Saturday, May 17, by Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR).

Watershed Property Manager Lee Sillitoe of the Fredericksburg Police Department will guide attendees through the city’s riverside land holdings. Officer Sillitoe protects Fredericksburg’s 4,200-acre conservation easement, the strip of land which runs along the Rappahannock and Rapidan Rivers from the city some 25 miles upstream into five counties.

Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Mott’s Run Landing, at 5927 River Rd.

This is a lengthy paddle, so bring plenty of water and lunch, which we’ll eat at England Run Falls. Stops along the way include many historic Civil War sites.

The day will end back at FOR around 4:30 p.m. The rain date is May 18.

The cost is $35 per person and $105 for a family. The rate for FOR members is $28 per person and $84 for a family.  FOR will provide all canoes and safety equipment.

See the Friends of the Rappahannock 2014 Calendar for more events.

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