Fine Weather Finally for Work on the Rappahannock

On Water Training for 2018 Crew (L/R Caitlyn Fincham, Nick Wolfe -Instructor, Emily Dieckhoff, Michael Collins (Center ED), Caleb Randall, Jacob Wanner and Zachary Douthit)

After the classroom portion of our training week, we waited a few days for the Rappahannock to recede after it’s first flood event this summer for our on-water training provided by Nick Wolfe of Friends of the Rappahannock and the Virginia Outdoor Center.  The river was just at it’s “floatable” limit so needless to say we got in some good training time.

Below are a few photos of the week leading up to our on-water training day and they include Wilderness First Aid by MEDIC Matt Rosesfsky of SOLOWFA and Invasive Species Identification by Ruth Douglas and MaryLee, affiliated with the Blue Ridge Prism and the VA Native Plant Society.

We’re grateful to all those that help train our crew every year!

Instruction Time
Ruth Douglas and Mary Lee provided invasive plant identification instruction

 

MEDIC Matt Rosefsky teaching SOLO Wilderness First Aid to Crew

 

Crew building an emergency evacuation “litter basket” with t-shirts and poles
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