Riverfest 2018

Riverfest 2018 has been rescheduled for October 20, 2018.

Fones Cliffs Under Scrutiny

FOR and members make their voices heard

Rappahannock River Report Card

See the full Middle Rappahannock Report Card! The final grade was determined by grading 11 tributaries on human health, stream ecology, land use, and community engagement.

River Safety Cam Now Live


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


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.


Familiar Faces, New Roles

Familiar Faces, New Roles

The depth of the skill set of our staff always amazes me! Do you need someone who can teach about watersheds, design and build a waterwheel, comb through databases and create block prints of local wildlife? We have that! Do you need someone who can teach about local...

Riverfest Now October 20

Riverfest Now October 20

Due to Hurricane Florence, Riverfest 2018 has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 20 at the McDaniel Property next to City Dock.  This gives you time to check out the exciting vacation packages we have in our Live Auction this year.  Consider pulling  a group of...

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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.