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.


Maury Park gets a make over

Maury Park gets a make over

  Friends of the Rappahannock worked with the City of Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation Department and local student volunteers to do a hefty maintenance project at a park in downtown Fredericksburg. This project was led by Phil Cole, an environmental geology...

The End of Year 2

The End of Year 2

"Thank you for a great year. You have taught us well in this semester about water. We have learned a lot from you guys. You taught us a good way to conserve water and protect the environment at all costs. We learned that protecting the environment is like protecting...

The new FOR River Cam is up and running!

Some things are worth the wait and Friends of the Rappahannock’s new River Cam is definitely one of them. In 2016, Dev Patel, Eagle Scout candidate with Boy Scout Troop 21 approached FOR about bringing a live feed of the River back to the FOR website. We were excited...

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Report your turtle sighting

Report your turtle sighting

The Virginia Herpetological Society (VHS) is an organization dedicated to bringing together people interested in advancing their knowledge of Virginia’s reptiles and amphibians. The VHS educates on identification, conservation, captive care, and other services and...

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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.

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