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Spring Birding in the Cowpasture River Valley
May 16, 2021

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,…
Spring Wildflowers Walk on the Jackson River Scenic Trail
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Spring Wildflowers Walk on the Jackson River Scenic Trail

Field Trip #1: Spring Wildflowers Walk on the Jackson River Scenic Trail Saturday, April 17, 2021, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Led by Michael Hayslett, CRPA Board Member, and CRPA Members Roger and Cynthia Baroody

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Join us for an outdoor mixer with members of the Jackson River Preservation Association. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the banks of our sister James River tributary while we look for native wildflowers beside the developed trail.

($5 per person; limit of 20 people)

Walton Tract Clean-Up
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Walton Tract Clean-Up

It’s that time of year again when we join forces to collect litter along the Cowpasture River at our adopted…
2020 CRPA Annual Meeting and Dinner
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2020 CRPA Annual Meeting and Dinner

Join us Saturday, May 16th for good company and excellent food at our Annual Meeting and Dinner, taking place at Camp…
Mountain Wetlands of the Cowpasture River Valley (Field Trip)
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Mountain Wetlands of the Cowpasture River Valley (Field Trip)

Sunday, March 22, 2020 -- 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m . Led by Michael Hayslett, Principal of VA Vernal Pools,…

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Griffith Knob Ascent

Join us for a hike up Griffith Knob. Dave Peters will be leading the hike, with geology/forest ecology discussion along the way. The hike rating is strenuous. More details will be forthcoming. ($5 per person) RSVP is required. To RSVP, email directorcrpa@gmail.com or call 540-620-7795.

2018 CRPA Annual Meeting & Dinner

Sat, May 19, 2018, 5:00pm - 8:00pm Join us for good company and excellent food at our Annual Meeting and Dinner. 5:00—6:00…

Shale Barrens of the Cowpasture River Valley Field Trip

Led by John F. Townsend, Staff Botanist at the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage Explore…
Bi-Annual Walton Tract Clean-Up
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Bi-Annual 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.…