Sundays at Two will host viewing of ‘Rappahannock’

Sundays at Two will continue at 2 p.m. March 5 at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Center Drive, Kilmarnock.

The final installment in the annual series will feature a viewing of the documentary “Rappahannock” with commentary by Richard Moncure, tidal river steward with Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), reported committee member Lovey Jane Long.

The movie is the story of the river and its people. The film was commissioned by FOR and written, directed and produced by Oscar-nominee Bayley Silleck. In 2015, it took top honors in the RVA Environmental Film Festival held in Richmond.

The story and the movie begin where the Rappahannock begins, as a spring on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The movie follows the river through urban and agricultural areas on its voyage to the Chesapeake Bay. Watching it, one will see the beauty of the river and learn about animals, plants and habitats that depend on the river, as well as people that earn a living from it. Following the 45-minute film, Moncure will expand upon the concepts presented in the movie, discuss FOR’s recent living shoreline projects using oyster reefs and answer questions.

FOR was formed in 1985 by a group of concerned citizens and has grown to a nationally-recognized conservation organization with nearly 2,000 members and a staff of environmental professionals. FOR is a voice for the river from the mountains to the bay, working to protect and restore the river and its watershed.

Examples of FOR’s recent work are oyster reefs, which they installed on the shorelines of the river near Tappahannock. Additional oyster reefs have been placed down the river in Lancaster County waters.

Moncure, a Richmond County native and former waterman, says the river and oysters are in his DNA.

Free popcorn will be available.