Safety River Cam Now Live

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

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Friends Make Riverfest

Saturday, September 16

Learn more about the history of our annual Riverfest. Tickets available now for a good party for a great cause.

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Clean Water Rule

The federal government is trying to repeal the Clean Water Rule which protects headwater streams and important wetlands essential to a healthy Rappahannock River.

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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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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.


Fones Cliffs property dedicated to the Rappahannock Indians

Fones Cliffs property dedicated to the Rappahannock Indians

Last May, Senator John Warner (center) joined Congressman Rob Wittman, USFWS Director Dan Ashe, Essex County Countryside Alliance Director Peter Bance, Chesapeake Conservancy's Joel Dunne and Joe McCauley, Rappahannock River Wildlife Manager Andy Hoffman to discuss...

Brook Trout Released in Rappahannock Headwaters

Brook Trout Released in Rappahannock Headwaters

In the fall of 2016, Friends of the Rappahannock kicked off the second year of our Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program thanks to an Environmental Education grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). TIC is a nationwide program run by our partners at Trout...

Litter Catching E-STEM Challenge Catches More Than Trash

Litter Catching E-STEM Challenge Catches More Than Trash

Designing litter catchers is merely the beginning of our E-STEM, or Environmental Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, challenge for our younger, one-day summer campers. With support from the National Environmental Education Foundation our educators are...


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

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