To be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River.
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
RICHMOND—A coalition of conservation and recreational fishing organizations today urged support for new legislation that would ensure Virginia avoids the consequences of falling out of compliance with the latest menhaden fishery management plan. On behalf of Gov....
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,...
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...
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...read more
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...read more
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.