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2022 CRPA Annual Summer Picnic and Family Fun Day
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2022 CRPA Annual Summer Picnic and Family Fun Day

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2022 SAVE THE DATE!

3:30—5:00 p.m. Come early if you would like to swim or canoe 5:00— 6:00 p.m. Happy Hour (self serve) 6:00—7:30 p.m. Picnic dinner WHERE: Camp Mont Shenandoah, 218 Mont Shenandoah Lane, Millboro, VA 24460. (We will be gathering down by the riverfront.) COST: • $12 per person; children 12 and under are free. Click here to register and prepay online. • You will be assigned a covered side dish to bring with you after you register. • Please bring your own lawn chairs. Registration Deadline: August 22, 2022 Questions?: Email directorcrpa@gmail.com or call 540-620-7795.
Forest Bathing: A Guided Walk through Emerald Mountain Sanctuary’s Forest Trails
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Forest Bathing: A Guided Walk through Emerald Mountain Sanctuary’s Forest Trails

Led by Dr. Annette Naber. Immerse yourself in the sensory experiences and healing scents of the mosses, ferns, shrubs and trees that make up the forest eco-system. Shinrin-yoku, the Japanese custom of walking in the forest, has been scientifically proven to lower blood pressure and heart rate and increase your feelings of well being. Annette will lead you through a series of mindful and sensory exercises that will enhance your forest walk and deepen your experience of being in nature. Participants will enjoy a refreshing home-made lemonade or herbal tea at the end of the walk. We will meet in Highland County, near Monterrey. (Limited to 12 participants).
2022 CRPA Annual Meeting & Dinner
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2022 CRPA Annual Meeting & Dinner

Join us for good company and excellent food at our Annual Meeting and Dinner. 5:00—6:00 pm Social Hour with 50th Anniversary Slide Show and Raffle 6:00—7:00 pm Catered Dinner by Chef Josh Elliott (from Garth Newel) 7:00—8:00 pm Presentation and Business Meeting - Voting for New Directors WHERE: Camp Mont Shenandoah 218 Mont Shenandoah Lane Millboro, VA 24460 COST: $25 per person (must pay in advance) $15 for children ages 12 and under No refunds after May 14, 2022 RSVP: Click here to sign-up online. If you have any problems, email Lynne Griffith at directorcrpa@gmail.com or call 540-620-7795. Registration deadline is May 14, 2022 (or, AT LEAST email your intentions by that date — we have to guarantee the number attending to the caterer).

Second Annual CRPA Artist Retreat at Fort Lewis Lodge & Farm

Update: Registration is closed. Please email directorcrpa@gmail.com to be added to the wait list. The Cowpasture River Preservation Association and Fort Lewis Lodge & Farm invite artists of any medium to join us for The Second Annual CRPA Artist Retreat at Fort Lewis. Offering over 3,300 acres of open fields, mountains, forests, wildflowers, and birds, and featuring 3-miles of the scenic Cowpasture River, Fort Lewis is the perfect place to gather with fellow artists and create in a beautiful outdoor setting. This year we have added an extra day, making this a 3-day event, and included a nightly social hour which will offer participants an opportunity to mingle and discuss their art. The event is non-juried and open to the first 30 artists who register. 
Backyard Foraging Led by CRPA Member Dr. Annette Naber
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Backyard Foraging Led by CRPA Member Dr. Annette Naber

Discover the abundance of edible and medicinal plants that grow in the lush bio-diverse region of the Virginia Western Highlands. Begin by exploring edible weeds in the garden, then meander through the picturesque fields, hedgerows and forest edges. The group will identify wildflowers, berries, nuts, greens, leaves and barks. You will learn about ethical foraging ground rules and plants that should never be picked because they are endangered or poisonous to humans. We will meet in Highland County, near Monterey. (Limited to 12 participants.)
Walton Tract Clean-Up
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Walton Tract Clean-Up

Help us to keep the Cowpasture River and the surrounding area clean. Join us for our bi-annual Walton Tract Clean-Up.…
Fall Geology Hike
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Fall Geology Hike

A geology based hike from Douthat State Park to the Cowpasture River Valley along Beards Mountain. Co-led by Grant Colip…
Bath County Fair
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Bath County Fair

Come visit our exhibit booth at the 2021 Bath County Fair! There will be county fairs contests and events -…
Annual Summer Picnic and River Float
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Annual Summer Picnic and River Float

Saturday, August 7, 2021 Join us Saturday, August 7th from 3 pm to 7:30 pm for our “Annual Summer Picnic…
Spring Birding in the Cowpasture River Valley
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Spring Birding in the Cowpasture River Valley

Join Terry and Mike for a guided hike through a variety of habitats along the upper Cowpasture River to bird for spring migrants as they’re returning to our area for breeding season. We also expect to encounter species moving through our area to their breeding grounds further north.
Please bring drinking water, field snacks, sturdy shoes and binoculars if you have them. Also bring a bagged lunch to picnic with the group after the walk. Further details will be provided upon registration and payment.
Cost is $10 per person. (Limit of 20 people)
Spring On the Cowpasture River | An Artist RetreatMay 2-4, 2021
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Spring On the Cowpasture River | An Artist Retreat
May 2-4, 2021

The Cowpasture River Preservation Association and Fort Lewis Lodge & Farm invite artists of any medium to join us for this multi-day, plein air art event. Offering over 3,300 acres of open fields, mountains, forests, wildflowers, and birds, and featuring 3-miles of the scenic Cowpasture River, Fort Lewis is the perfect place to gather with fellow artists and create in a beautiful outdoor setting. Event is non-juried and open to 25 artists.

Ecology and Geology of Browns Pond — Sinkhole Ponds of the Upper Cowpasture River Valley

Field Trip #2: Ecology and Geology of Browns Pond — Sinkhole Ponds of the Upper Cowpasture River Valley Sunday, April 18,…