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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EAGLES, BEETLES AND WILD EDIBLES!

 Explore the trails around FOR and learn about birds, insects, plants and more on the Rappahannock.

May 6, 2017

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ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Join FOR staff, board members and friends to honor outstanding volunteers and learn more about our projects. We’ll be serving BBQ.

May 15, 2017

 

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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

PROPOSED FY18 BUDGET CUTS 100% OF FUNDING FOR CHESAPEAKE BAY

PROPOSED FY18 BUDGET CUTS 100% OF FUNDING FOR CHESAPEAKE BAY

On March 16, 2017 the Trump administration released their budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which recommends that the entire $73 million budget for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program be eliminated and shutdown. This would stop the cleanup of the...

Oyster restoration taking off in Carter’s Creek

Oyster restoration taking off in Carter’s Creek

In the early months of 2016, Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) received a watershed round-table grant from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for outreach and restoration work throughout the Rappahannock River watershed. One of the primary...

HOW-TO GUIDE: CAMPAIGN

HOW-TO GUIDE: CAMPAIGN

This How-to Guide provides educators with step-by-step instructions for running an informational campaign. Campaigns can be cost effective and information-rich. Get creative and enjoy! Please contact Lowery Becker, lowery.becker@riverfriends.org, if you have any...