ADVOCACY

Friends of the Rappahannock works at the local, state, and federal level to ensure the maximum protections for the Rappahannock River.

This includes a wide range of programs, issues, and campaigns that takes us across the watershed and beyond.


 

-Review and comment of local ordinances, comprehensive plans, general development plans, permits, and more.

-Active presence at the Virginia General Assembly fighting for continued funding for clean water programs, agricultural and  stormwater best management practice funding, living shoreline program development, fishery protection, and a variety of other  issues.

-Federal advocacy to maintain a strong Chesapeake Bay Program and associated agency funding at the Environmental Protection  Agency (EPA), Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), National Park Service,  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and more. Federal advocacy to protect the Clean Water Act and other federal regulations  that impact the Rappahannock River.

-Membership and participation in regional advocacy partnerships with the Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) and Choose Clean  Water Coalition (CCWC).

-Annual leader at Virginia Conservation Lobby Day and Bay Day on the Hill.

Click Here for the full 2018 Environmental Policy Briefing Book published by our partners at the Virginia Conservation Network.

 

Rappahannock Advocacy Blog

Fones Cliffs Update: FOR and members speak up

Fones Cliffs Update: FOR and members speak up

Thank you to all members who submitted comments for the DEQ consent order which ended Aug. 9 SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 UPDATE: Thank you to all of our members who submitted comments to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in response to the Consent Order...

read more
Rappahannock River Action Alert: Fones Cliffs

Rappahannock River Action Alert: Fones Cliffs

Friends of the Rappahannock this is your opportunity to speak up about the DEQ Consent Order issued to the Virginia True Corporation. Read more about Fones Cliffs and the violations of State Water Control Law cited in the Consent Order here.  The State Water Control...

read more