Comcast employees volunteered with the Friends of the Rappahannock Spring River Clean-Up.

Photos: Rappahannock River Spring Clean-Up

by | Dec 13, 2014 | Around Town, Non-Profits

Photos and story by Larry Faulkner

Friends of the Rappahannock held their annual spring river clean-up on April 26.  Volunteers of all ages met in Old Mill Park for their assignments, then dispersed to clean trash from the Rappahannock River and nearby lands and streams.  Friends of the Rappahannock provided supplies and lunch.


(L to R) Lee Sillitoe and Rachel Dunaie.


Officer Lee Sillitoe (left)  is the city’s watershed property manager.  He 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.  On April 26, he and Rachel Dunaie rallied their team to begin their clean-up assignment.



(L to R) Friends of the Rappahannock Environmental Educator Elysa Mills and Membership and Volunteer Coordinator Woodie Walker assigned volunteers their duties.

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

Related Story:  Friends of the Rappahannock Director John Tippett Stepping Down

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