Oyster Restoration VIP River Experience

Oyster Restoration VIP River Experience

“If you look closely across the bow you can see we are about to be surrounded by them” said Captain Moncure as he guided the River Steward boat across an oyster reef in Carter’s Creek. My friends and I had signed up to spend a day with Friends of the Rappahannock...
Local musicians bring love for the river

Local musicians bring love for the river

Benefit show at Belmont features acoustic favorites Hazel Run Many area residents have a close relationship with “their river,” which weaves through nearly every aspect of living in this region. Whether by history, adventure, or the arts, the Rappahannock helps define...
Upper Rappahannock has a new dominant fish

Upper Rappahannock has a new dominant fish

Channel cats are the top dog above the fall line   The ecology of the upper Rappahannock River is changing. The good news is, fisheries biologists are not alarmed. The bad news is… well, there really isn’t any bad news. “The upper Rappahannock River remains a very...
A Legacy of River Protection and Restoration in the Rappahannock

A Legacy of River Protection and Restoration in the Rappahannock

Article by UMW Professor Jason Sellers for America’s Most Endangered River series The Rappahannock River has long been a focal point for Virginia’s human communities, and its health remains vital for Virginians today. Although often confident in the resilience...
Quarterly bird counts indicate river health

Quarterly bird counts indicate river health

Every year, FOR conducts four bird counts during the summer in partnership with Andrew Dolby, Biology Professor at the University of Mary Washington, and his ornithology students. A small team of students paddles down the river from Mott’s Run to the I-95 bridge...