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Work Day May 2018 (Posted: May 5, 2018)

Many volunteers came to the Chapter on May 5, 2018 to help with spring chores.  We had a number split out to perform our Adopt-a-Highway commitment on Orange Plan Road near the Wilderness battlefield.  See separate report in the Conservation tab.  Many bags of trash were collected by the crew.
Back at the grounds a number of volunteers completed the stone (rip rap) laying on the casueway and then spread some Livingston blend soil conditioner to prepare the top roadway for seeding which should be done the following week.  Here are some photos of the causeway and the crew

Causeway with completed rip rap  Top dressing with Livingston Blend


 


Work crew


October Pumpkin Painting at the Chapterhouse  posted: October 30, 2017

At the Chapterhouse this past Sunday Nona Rector assisted by Shannon Christopher, hosted a Pumpkin Painting activity.  The children had a great time.  First they painted their pumpkins and then they decorated, and ate, pumpkin cookies.
Find a batch of photos at our Facebook page.

August 2017 Work Day  posted: August 5, 2017

The August Workday was a beautiful day at the chapter and for the second month in a row the workday was well attended and lots of work was accomplished.  The range berms and the brush along Herndon Road which was blocking the view of the oncoming traffic was trimmed.  The grass was cut and a number of volunteers answered the call to pick up rock and debris in the area of the ponds so more soil and grass seed might be planted later in the month.  For the third weekend a small group of builders were made busy with assembling the new playset.  It is nearing completion as illustrated in these photos and the construction only lacked an addition of a straight slide and the raising of two roofs.  The swing set is well designed but is definitely made for the smaller sized children.  Adults are asked to evaluate the playset and the size and skill of their children before allowing them to use the playset.  Please await notice that the set is ready as there is intended to be an area filled with clean mulch before the unit is considered complete and ready for use.swings
Discussing the next steps

Virginia Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights


Children across the United States today have far more “screen time” than “green time.”  This not only affects children’s physical and mental health, it also prevents children from developing a love of nature.

League members adopted a Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights as a gesture of support for youth and the outdoor opportunities they need. Outdoor recreation – particularly unstructured play – will help children grow up to love the out-of-doors and want to protect it for their own children.

Our Virginia Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights will guide our efforts to ensure that every child has the opportunity to explore the outdoors, camp under the stars, swim in lakes, learn to safely use firearms, use a bow and arrow, catch a fish, and get their hands dirty in a garden.

Accordingly, many of the activities sponsored by the Fred-Rapp IWLA Chapter and conducted at the Chapter  grounds are focused towards providing the youth of our region an opportunity to experience the great outdoors and the wonders it offers.  See here for a VA Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights poster illustrating these rights for our children of Virginia.

Manahoac Bowman

The Manahoac Bowman archery club promotes both target archery and the legal use of the bow for bow-hunting. We are affiliated with the Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter of the Izaak Walton League in Virginia. We strive to preserve our bowhunting heritage through securing better hunting privileges and conditions for bowhunters cooperating with all conservation organizations, and working to support local and state legislative proposals that benefit all sportsmen.
View the 2017 Schedule for the Manahoac Bowman Outdoor Archery Shoots. If anyone is interested in participating in the archery club please contact contact Jarrett Frame at 540-373-2278, email cjmframe@aol.com or Gene Slagle  at 540-661-8693,  email eugeneslagle@gmail.com.
For more information visit the Manahoac Bowman website.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

 

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.  The Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter of the IWLA is sponsoring the  PHWFF Fredericksburg Program, providing meeting facilities and founding team members.  If you're interested in knowing more, getting involved, or attending an event, check out our Facebook page or contact Dick Barnett at  k4guj@aol.com.
Person walking dogs on hiking trail

Hiking


The grounds of Walton Park include several hiking trails and wooded picnic areas.  These trails can be enjoyed in any season and with anyone including the pets.  Come and experience the new bridge built by the Boy Scouts over the back end of our pond.  You might even catch sight of an enterprising beaver modifying the pond and forest ecosystem.
Person walking dogs on hiking trail

Target Shooting


Our chapter focuses on providing a safe environment for members to enjoy recreational target shooting with various firearms. We offer 4 ranges that include 25 and 50 yard pistol, 50 and 100 yard rifle, and shotgun/skeet. All ranges except the shotgun range provide covered shooting stations.

View the Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun Range Rules

View pictures of the firearm ranges here