Have you noticed more lights at night around our County? I have. From where I sit on a farm in the FT Valley, the number of field and garage beacons illumined in the valley at night has increased.
Or so it seems.
I surveyed a cross-section of fellow residents from around the County. All agreed the County was getting lit up more at night. No one was pleased about it, either.
But is the “citification’ of our night skies in Rappahannock a legitimate concern? The Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP) thinks so. I agree.
At its recent Annual Membership Meeting, RLEP launched a “Dark Skies Initiative” to encourage us to reduce the use of artificial light at night.