Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Tickets available now. The festival highlights short, inspirational, environmental, wildlife and outdoor adventure movies suitable for people of all ages.

Best of 2017

Our most compelling stories from the past year

River Safety Cam Now Live


FOR now has a live feed of the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg.

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.


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.


2018 General Assembly Update

2018 General Assembly Update

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...

Stream restoration is underway in Madison County

Stream restoration is underway in Madison County

After three and a half years of planning, fundraising, design, and permitting we are very excited to announce that one of our largest restoration projects is breaking ground! We are working on a large fish passage and stream restoration project on a tributary to the...

Take the kids to the river and the river to the kids!

Take the kids to the river and the river to the kids!

It is not a secret that outdoor field trips are slow during the cold, winter months. However, we usually stay busy writing grants, planning for future events, etc (check out Nancy’s last blog post about how we keep busy in winter). Our latest project has been taking...

Trees for clean water grant will help restore streams

Trees for clean water grant will help restore streams

Friends of the Rappahannock is pleased to announce the recent award of $7,000.00 from the Virginia Department of Forestry's (DOF) Trees for Clean Water grant program to support our Headwater Stream Initiative. This funding will help FOR plant over 1,300 trees 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.

Impaired Rappahannock River Waterways

Learn more about how your local waterways are doing in pollutant reduction.