The Importance of Stewarding Our Mountains
Half of humanity depends directly on mountains as a source of fresh water. Mountains also provide critical resources, recreation opportunities, and spiritual renewal. Our Blue Ridge Mountains represent all of these – the highest headwaters of the Potomac and other watersheds, and a vital source […]
First Annual Meeting: Mountain Music and Art
Held at The Barns in Franklin Park, the first annual meeting focused on celebrating FBRM’s early accomplishments and laying out plans for an exciting program in 2009. Opening with a reception and art exhibit of mountain scenes provided by the Loudoun Sketch Club, a brief business meeting […]
Family Picnic in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge
Featuring an Appalachian Trail Walk, boating, games, horseback rides & fishing at the Van Hyuck Farm in Round Hill, this event was an opportunity for families to experience the recreational opportunities the Blue Ridge offers… and to meet and greet others who share an interest in […]
Guided tours of a trillium meadow in Fauquier County allowed members and their guests to view a prolific display of this most lovely mountain specimen, indigenous to the Blue Ridge, in full bloom.
Welcome Reception and “Café Conversations” Event
This event, to welcome new and prospective members, featured a facilitated dialogue during which attendees rotated among tables to generate ideas about opportunities and aspirations for the work of Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains going forward.
On a foggy winter afternoon, the Bears Den hostel, situated just behind the panoramic overlook off Route 601, provided a cozy setting for a crowd of 75 who gathered to listen to mountain music and hear old-timers spin tales of growing up on the Blue […]