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

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...

Riparian Buffer Restored on the Rappahannock River

Riparian Buffer Restored on the Rappahannock River

One of the largest riparian buffer restoration projects of the year was completed this April and was situated along the main stem of the Rappahannock River in Flint Hill, Virginia. Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), Virginia...

HOW-TO GUIDE: STORM DRAINS

HOW-TO GUIDE: STORM DRAINS

This How-to Guide provides educators with step-by-step instructions for marking storm drains with students. Storm drains can be fround throughout your community and many who pass by have no idea where they lead! By marking storm drains, your class can draw more...