On September 13 at its Glenns Campus, and on September 21 at its Warsaw Campus, Rappahannock Community College will show the film “Rappahannock,” which traces the river’s path from its headwaters to the Chesapeake Bay. After the 45-minute screenings, which begin at 7 p.m. in the lecture halls on each campus, Rappahannock River steward Richard Moncure will lead discussion of the topics introduced in the film.
In addition to being a member of the Friends of the Rappahannock, Moncure is featured in the film. He and his wife come from families that have worked on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers for generations, and they are firmly committed to keeping the ecosystem safe for their children and other future users.
The story begins where the Rappahannock rises in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and follows it through urban and agricultural areas on its voyage to the Bay. Viewers will learn about the animals, plants, and habitats that depend on the river as well the people that earn a living from it. Both watermen and recreational users speak about the importance of the river in their lives.
The film was commissioned by the Friends of the Rappahannock, and was written, directed, and produced by Bayley Silleck. In 2015, it won the RVA Environmental Film Festival Documentary Film Contest.
The screenings are free and open to the public. For further information, including special accommodations, please call Charlene Talcott at 804-333-6734, or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Photo: A view of the Rappahannock River provided by photographer Valeehill.