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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Clean Water Rule Under Threat

The Environmental Protection Agency is under pressure to repeal essential protections under the Clean Water Act.

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OUR MISSION

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.

WHAT WE DO

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...

FOR Summer Camp Roundup: June 19-30

FOR Summer Camp Roundup: June 19-30

We just wrapped up our first two weeks of FOR Summer Camp and all I can say is WOW! What a fun time and what a great bunch of campers. This is my first summer as a FOR camp counselor, so it was a crazy--but also rewarding--two weeks of learning and growing for...

Get to know a plant: Plant’s Map at FOR

Get to know a plant: Plant’s Map at FOR

Friends of the Rappahannock has a fully updated profile on Plant's Map, which serves to connect people with the plants on the property. Our profile, which can be accessed here, includes a database of over 20 different plants located on our nature preserve. By clicking...

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Snakehead numbers appear to be growing in Rappahannock

Snakehead numbers appear to be growing in Rappahannock

Dozens were legally killed in Fredericksburg area this spring   LATEST UPDATE: 6/9/17 Snakehead fish caught in Lake Anna. Full story here. Standing on top of a concrete dam at Ficklen Island in downtown Fredericksburg, the archer drew back his bow, took aim, and...

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