Riverfest 2018

September 15 • A good party for a great cause.

Crabs • Catfish • Barbecue • Boat Rides • Open Bar

Fones Cliffs Under Scrutiny

Make your voice heard! Public comment period to DEQ’s consent order open until August 9.

Rappahannock River Report Card

See the full Middle Rappahannock Report Card! The final grade was determined by grading 11 tributaries on human health, stream ecology, land use, and community engagement.

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.


Now is the time to speak up about Fones Cliffs

Now is the time to speak up about Fones Cliffs

Public comment period for DEQ consent order ends Aug. 9 For more than 10 months, Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) has kept eyes on the illegal land disturbance above Fones Cliffs in Richmond County. Now is the time to speak, said FOR Executive Director Kathy...

FOR interns help with oyster restoration

FOR interns help with oyster restoration

I am a rising senior at the University of Mary Washington and I'm majoring in biology. I started working with Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) this summer because I’ve always had an interest in wildlife and the environment and a passion for conserving it. This summer...

Not goodbye, just see you soon!

Not goodbye, just see you soon!

The tides are shifting again. (They always do!) Although this tide is taking our Education Coordinator, it is bringing us another great partner on the Northern Neck! Lowery Becker has taken a position with the Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation District...


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.