Annual Membership Meeting

May 21 | Monday

Join FOR staff, executive committee members and friends at our annual meeting and potluck to celebrate our 33rd anniversary.

Thank you!

A big thank you to everyone who supported us in the Give Local Piedmont Challenge.

Best of 2017

Our most compelling stories from the past year

River Safety Cam Now Live


FOR now has a live feed of the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg.


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.


Students work hard to install a living shoreline

Students work hard to install a living shoreline

Shoreline projects in the tidal Rappahannock river watershed require quite a bit of coordination. On a recent living shoreline project along Hill’s Creek in Lancaster County, Friends of the Rappahannock and the Northern Neck Technical Center needed the sun, the moon,...

Partnerships are a Key to Success

Partnerships are a Key to Success

When I began as an Americorps VISTA, one of my main objectives was to make connections and build partnerships throughout the tidal basin. Luckily, what I found was a vast network of environmental educators. The Three Rivers Environmental Educators (TREE) is a cohort...

Memberships keep the lights on at FOR

Memberships keep the lights on at FOR

It’s Convenient for You Increased Giving = Improved Water Quality  Cost Savings for FOR = Expanding FOR's Impact Like a lot of you, I’m a big fan of NPR. I love getting news updates while I’m driving, and my best road trips are often ones that coincide...

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Pickerel Frogs

Pickerel Frogs

If you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably seen at least a couple frogs. If not, then don’t hold your breath for the next few months; most amphibians in the Northern Hemisphere are hibernating until spring. When animals hibernate, they cease most bodily activities...

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Our Riverwatch map provides geographic data on the Rappahannock and helps you understand how FOR is helping keep our river healthy.

Impaired Rappahannock River Waterways

Learn more about how your local waterways are doing in pollutant reduction.