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
Photo by Harlow Chandler. Note sediment trailing leaving cliff (visible June 5). UPDATE AS OF JUNE 7, 2018 At the State Level Virginia True does not yet have a Virginia Stormwater Management Permit for the clearing they conducted in October and November 2017. They...
Some days the workplace is at the office, and some days you get to spend outside working the field alongside great people. Another Rappahannock River Cleanup was completed on Friday May 25, 2018 thanks to incredible partners and volunteers. Friends and colleagues from...
I am not one to spend much time looking into statistics, but as we wrap up our spring education schedule and run the numbers of how many students we have reached so far this year, it is an understatement to say I am impressed. It has been quite a busy spring, and as...
Editorial article from the Green County Record The state’s 47 soil and water conservation districts will use $7.2 million this fiscal year to help Virginians implement conservation practices. The districts began in 1935 when Congress ordered the U.S. Department of...read more
Every year, FOR conducts four bird counts during the summer in partnership with Andrew Dolby, Biology Professor at the University of Mary Washington, and his ornithology students. A small team of students paddles down the river from Mott's Run to the I-95 bridge and...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.