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

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...

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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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Clean Water Rule Under Threat

Clean Water Rule Under Threat

Clean Water Rule Under Threat The Federal Government is threatening to repeal the Clean Water Rule and the protections to essential wetlands and small streams. Thank you everyone who submitted comments to help protect clean water. Friends of the Rappahannock will...

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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...

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