To be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River.
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
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...
As an FOR educator, one of my main goals is helping students feel confident in the outdoors and empowered to make a positive difference. This past year, we had a day that exemplifies that mission. We went out to the Rapidan River with 25 ecology students from...
Last month a study was released by the Secretaries of Education and Natural Resources that made recommendations for advancing environmental literacy in our state. One of the most compelling recommendations is to create two new positions to coordinate environmental...
Friends of the Rappahannock is working with Essex County, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), and Coronal Energy to learn more about the very serious stormwater and erosion and sediment control problems at the 200 acre Coronal Energy Essex Solar Center...read more
This February marks the 14th anniversary of the removal of the Embrey Dam, an act which turned the Rappahannock River into the longest free-flowing river in the eastern U.S. The 22-foot-tall dam's removal in 2004 transformed the ecology and the landscape of the...read more
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.