Safety River Cam Now Live

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

Clean Water Rule

The federal government is trying to repeal the Clean Water Rule which protects headwater streams and important wetlands essential to a healthy Rappahannock River.

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.

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

Richmond County votes to ban fracking

Richmond County votes to ban fracking

  Thursday November 9, 2017 marked a big win for the communities of Virginia's Northern Neck as Richmond County became the first municipality to ban fracking in the Rappahannock River Watershed. After several months of research and deliberations, the Richmond...

The Name of the Game is Maintenance

The Name of the Game is Maintenance

The restoration of the Rappahannock River watershed and Chesapeake Bay requires a wide range of infrastructure and restoration projects designed to reduce pollutants like nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediments from entering our local waterways. These projects are often...

“River rat” loves his life along the Rappahannock

“River rat” loves his life along the Rappahannock

"I like to get down there in my chair either at sunup or sundown — that 20 minutes between light and dark is almost magical out there. There’s so much going on. The daytime creatures are getting ready for bed, and the nighttime creatures are coming out. I like to sit...

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Riverwatch

Our Riverwatch map provides geographic data on the Rappahannock and helps you understand how FOR is helping keep our river healthy.