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.


2018 General Assembly Update

2018 General Assembly Update

The 2018 General Assembly convened for the first time at 12:00pm on January 10, 2018 with hundreds of bills already pre-filed and awaiting assignment to a committee in either house. Over the course of the next several weeks, members from both the House of Delegates...

Planting and paddling toward a cleaner river

Planting and paddling toward a cleaner river

How do you write about a feeling? It's the feeling you get when a well-scripted plan meets a group of hard-working volunteers; when work meets play meets growth; when education meets restoration meets recreation in a symphony of dirty hands, elbow grease, and...

Environmental STEM With Design Briefs

Environmental STEM With Design Briefs

The Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) Education Department introduces our environmental STEM lessons to students via Design Briefs, which allow great flexibility in teaching concepts in environmental science and conservation to a wide variety of students. Design...

Fauquier farmer receives highest clean water award

Fauquier farmer receives highest clean water award

The John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District recently announced a suite of conservation awards designed to recognize farmers, educators, and partners that have an outstanding commitment to conservation. This year’s awardees include: Jim Hankins-Fauquier...

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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.