Full Moon Paddle

Experience the magic of nightfall on the river during FOR’s moonlight paddle from Old Mill Park to City Dock.

Friday, July 7

 

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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.

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OUR MISSION

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.

WHAT WE DO

Local Impacts from Proposed Federal Budget Cuts

Local Impacts from Proposed Federal Budget Cuts

Direct and Indirect Impacts to the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck Coastal Areas VIEW THE PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS AND THE DIRECT IMPACT HERE. Economic Development Administration ($221 million): This program funds the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS...

How riparian buffers actually improve water quality

How riparian buffers actually improve water quality

FOR's mission is to be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River. Our restoration team and dedicated volunteers are in and around streams and river year-round from the Blue Ridge to the Bay, planting tree buffers, sticking live stakes into...

Floating Wetlands with Richmond County Middle School

Floating Wetlands with Richmond County Middle School

What do you do with 14 ten foot, two inch PVC pipes, 20 elbows, 320 wetland plugs from Environmental Concern, 25 sharpies, 20 feet of braided rope and 90 students? - You build floating wetlands of course! Adam and I worked with the sixth grade class from Richmond...

Local Students Appeal to Congress After Field Trip

Local Students Appeal to Congress After Field Trip

"Dear members of Congress, Learning and discovering new things is important for the human brain, and without the Chesapeake Bay funding, the students will not grow in their understanding of how pollution affects the water and its ecosystem." -Written by a Drew Middle...

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Snakehead numbers appear to be growing in Rappahannock

Snakehead numbers appear to be growing in Rappahannock

Dozens were legally killed in Fredericksburg area this spring   LATEST UPDATE: 6/9/17 Snakehead fish caught in Lake Anna. Full story here. Standing on top of a concrete dam at Ficklen Island in downtown Fredericksburg, the archer drew back his bow, took aim, and...

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