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
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...
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...
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...
On Saturday, September 16, 1,200 people will gather on the banks of the Rappahannock with friends and family to eat crabs and drink beer. They do it for the food and the friendship and they do it for the river. For 27 years Riverfest has kept true to its origins. A...read more
Many outdoor enthusiasts who float the Rappahannock River upstream of Fredericksburg are surprised by its solitude. You can travel for miles on this stretch and not see a building. How can a place be so close to the urban corridors of Route-3 and Route-17 and still...read more