Press Release

Please join the ROCKFISH VALLEY FOUNDATION and FRIENDS OF ROCKFISH WATERSHED for a pleasant afternoon on the Rockfish River. This invitation is extended to members of the Wintergreen Community and all citizens of Nelson County at Camille Park Trail Head which is located at the Rt. 151 Bridge over the Rockfish River next to ELK HILL. Reservations required.

We are fortunate to have as guest speakers and walk leaders Doug Hutzell, engineer with Environmental Services, Hagerstown, Maryland, Brett Waller, geologist from VDOT and John McClain, VDOT project engineer for the Rockfish River restoration project. There will be two walks lead by these men. They will discuss the geology of the Rockfish Valley, the Rockfish Fault, and the river restoration. You can expect to learn the “what and why” of the design and construction, what may be working and what may not, how the Rockfish Valley was formed and the significance of the Rockfish Fault and plate tectonics. Each of these men has special expertise and we are fortunate to have them share that with us. The guided walks will be followed by a picnic supper. Cost 15. Please make reservation by calling 361-2251, emailing or send reservation to Friends of Rockfish Watershed at P O Box 115, Lovingston, VA 22949. The event is free but contributions are gladly accepted. Limited to 100 persons.