In Brief

IN BRIEF

Labor Day Refuse Schedule

 

Town offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 5,in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Trash schedule is as follows:

Monday, Sept. 5: Holiday, no refuse collection

Tuesday, Sept. 6: Monday and Tuesday’s refuse collection; cardboard recycling pickup

Wednesday. Sept. 7: Regular refuse collection

Thursday, Sept. 8: Regular refuse collection

Friday, Sept. 9: Regular refuse collection

Reminder that carts need to be out by 6:30 a.m. on your collection day.

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Courtesy photo

Members of Team Jordan recently presented SAFE with monies from a fundraiser. A fine example of one non-profit helping another. Pictured (l-r) Brooke Chumley, Karen D. Brown, Sharon Brown and Stacy Nicholson.

Team Jordan supports SAFE

Recently “Team Jordan,” a non-profit organization whose efforts are to prevent suicide, held a fundraiser to raise money for other nonprofit organizations within the community of Culpeper.  SAFE (Services to Abused Families, Inc.) was one of the recipients chosen to be given funds raised.  Team Jordan is a local organization that partners with RRCS (Rappahannock Regional Community Services) to facilitate support groups as well as other awareness and prevention elements related to suicide.

“SAFE is thankful for the continued support and monetary donations we receive from Team Jordan.  The strong partnerships built and community engagement exhibited for the cause continues to be the link needed as we continue to pull together tighter than ever before. While SAFE understands that suicide can affect us all individually or as a whole, we are continually grateful for Team Jordan.  “Every story told no matter how hard, may eliminate another from happening.”

SAFE continues to provide shelter, support, and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and has been since 1980 when the first abuse shelter was established.  Our agency staff and board are committed to the safety and well-being of the community of Culpeper and surrounding counties including Madison, Orange, Fauquier and Rappahannock.  To see more of SAFE’s story, please visit our website at www.safejourneys.org  And as always if you or someone you know is experiencing any kind of domestic violence or sexual assault please call our 24-hour Hotline at 800.825.8876. For more info, contact Brooke Chumley, Community Outreach Coordinator at 540-825-8891 or email at coc@safejorneys.org

Friends of the Rappahannock receive grant

 

Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) announced Wednesday the recent award of $193,000 in grant funds from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) as a part of their Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grant Program.

This project will restore important habitat for native brook trout through the removal of fish passage barriers allowing the trout access to more than  two additional miles of important spawning habitat in the upper Rapidan River watershed. Additionally it will establish a healthy riparian buffer to keep the water cold enough for trout and improve the condition of the stream channel to reduce erosion and improve water quality.

“We are thrilled NFWF has chosen to fund this great project,”said Bryan Hofmann, FOR programs manager. “This project has been in the works for awhile, has a great lineup of partners, and will make a huge impact on eastern brook trout habitat and multiple water quality metrics included in the upper Rapidan River TMDL plan.”

This project is a part of a larger trout restoration initiative happening throughout the upper Rappahannock River watershed thanks to a coalition of great partners including the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), Trout Unlimited (TU), Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF), and Ecosystem Services LLC.

The timeline for the project is to be determined but monitoring will begin fall of 2016 and continue for several years. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities associated with this project ranging from water quality monitoring to helping to plant trees for the riparian buffer. For more information contact Bryan Hofmann at bryan.hofmann@riverfriends.org

Team Jordan supports SAFE

Recently “Team Jordan,” a non-profit organization whose efforts are to prevent suicide, held a fundraiser to raise money for other nonprofit organizations within the community of Culpeper.  SAFE (Services to Abused Families, Inc.) was one of the recipients chosen to be given funds raised.  Team Jordan is a local organization that partners with RRCS (Rappahannock Regional Community Services) to facilitate support groups as well as other awareness and prevention elements related to suicide.

“SAFE is thankful for the continued support and monetary donations we receive from Team Jordan.  The strong partnerships built and community engagement exhibited for the cause continues to be the link needed as we continue to pull together tighter than ever before. While SAFE understands that suicide can affect us all individually or as a whole, we are continually grateful for Team Jordan.  “Every story told no matter how hard, may eliminate another from happening.”

SAFE continues to provide shelter, support, and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and has been since 1980 when the first abuse shelter was established.  Our agency staff and board are committed to the safety and well-being of the community of Culpeper and surrounding counties including Madison, Orange, Fauquier and Rappahannock.  To see more of SAFE’s story, please visit our website at www.safejourneys.org  And as always if you or someone you know is experiencing any kind of domestic violence or sexual assault please call our 24-hour Hotline at 800.825.8876. For more info, contact Brooke Chumley, Community Outreach Coordinator at 540-825-8891 or email at coc@safejorneys.org