Approximately 60 folks gathered at the Barns at Rose Hill in Berryville, VA, for our Annual Meeting, November 17th, 2013. The evening opened with a visit to the Clarke County History Museum where members enjoyed a brief presentation on the history of the County. Following the visit to the Museum, members were treated to a wine reception and chili […]
Friends News & Updates
VOLUNTEER DAY PLANS for August 23, 2013 We are all set for hosting a volunteer day on August 23, 2013. This will be a special event as the NVRPA is to receive an “Outstanding Forest Steward” award from the Virginia State Forestry Department (Terry Lasher, Senior Area Forester, will present the award). Mr. Lasher will […]
Friday, April 19th, 2013 at 12:00 PM Join us for a Spring clean-up party to remove invasive species at Blue Ridge Regional Park sponsored by Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains in conjunction with The Virginia Native Plant Society and The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. Volunteers will gather between noon at 1:00 p.m. at […]
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 was followed by a program of mountain music with a […]
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 preserving and celebrating the mountain.
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.
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 Ridge.