Full Moon Paddle

Experience the magic of nightfall on the river during FOR’s moonlight paddle from Old Mill Park to City Dock.

Friday, July 7

 

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Most Endangered River

 

American Rivers listed the Rappahannock River as Number 5 on their Most Endangered Rivers List. Fracking is a serious threat to our river. Be a voice and help protect our river.

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OUR MISSION

To be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River.

Our Vision

A Rappahannock River… that is clean and safe for fish consumption and recreation from its Headwaters to its confluence with the Chesapeake.
A Rappahannock River… that supports a healthy and diverse aquatic ecosystem, with submerged grasses, oysters, crabs and other species returned to their historic levels and productivity.
A Rappahannock River Watershed… where land use and runoff is managed to protect and enhance our riparian habitats, downstream waters, scenic viewsheds and historical resources.
A Rappahannock River Community… where the citizens and local governments are educated about river stewardship, where they take a sense of personal stewardship over the river resource, and where they take action in their own backyards and communities to protect it.

WHAT WE DO

New Grant Awards to Help Support Restoration Efforts

New Grant Awards to Help Support Restoration Efforts

Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) is pleased to announce the recent award of two new grants to support our restoration program which works to protect and restore the Rappahannock River and its tributaries throughout the 18 county region which makes up the larger...

Alt Spring Break: Planting Trees & Kayaking

Alt Spring Break: Planting Trees & Kayaking

Friends of the Rappahannock teamed up with Chaplin Youth Center for an Alternate Spring Break program. This was a two-day event that exposed their students to other regions of the Rappahannock Watershed. On Day 1, the students got to travel down to the Rappahannock...

All About Bats

All About Bats

Bats are crucial to the ecology around the Rappahannock River and beyond! Visit the Friends of the Rappahannock booth at Old Mill Park during Rock the River FXBG on Saturday, June 3, 2017. We will reprise our Earth Day booth subject of bats. If you missed us at Earth...

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Healthy Rivers Start at Home

The Rappahannock River begins its over 180 mile journey at Chester Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains, draining 2,715 square miles of land to the Chesapeake Bay. The main issues facing the river are sediment loads and excess nutrients. Together, they have created a river...

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