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

2018 General Assembly Update

2018 General Assembly Update

The 2018 General Assembly convened for the first time at 12:00pm on January 10, 2018 with hundreds of bills already pre-filed and awaiting assignment to a committee in either house. Over the course of the next several weeks, members from both the House of Delegates...

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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 County...

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Atlantic Menhaden: Our Common Agenda

Atlantic Menhaden: Our Common Agenda

Introduction: The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) manages Atlantic Menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) along with numerous other coastal migratory species through the Interstate Fisheries Management Program. States are obligated to adopt fisheries...

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