Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) and the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) are pleased to announce a new Headwater Buffer Initiative
“Ra-ppa-han-nock,” chants a group of third-graders, mimicking University of Mary Washington (UMW) graduate Lowery Pemberton as she moves her arms
The Rappahannock River watershed has undergone extreme changes since the advent of modern transportation and indus-try, particularly since the
Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) was formed in 1985 as a non-profit, grassroots conservation organization.
We are citizens from all walks of life, whose common goal is to maintain the water quality, living resources, and scenic beauty of the Rappahannock River and its tributaries. We work with a wide variety of stakeholders, from local governments to elementary students, to educate about the river and to advocate for actions and policies that will protect and restore the values that make the Rappahannock River so special.
We are led by a volunteer Executive Committee and a professional staff that includes environmental scientists, educators, and a working waterman.
3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg VA 22401
PO Box 1459
Tappahannock VA 22560
540-373-3448 ext. 210