Oysters: hope on the half-shell for a restored fishery

So, what does it take to grow an oyster that restores a river, revitalizes an economy and reinvents a culture? Simply put, it takes a healthy watershed. Like grapes, oysters are known to take on the flavor of the regions they are produced in, with each region offering...
Students build oyster reef and living shoreline in Urbanna

Students build oyster reef and living shoreline in Urbanna

Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) has been working with a multitude of partners for over a year to actualize an amazing restoration project as a part of our Student Stream Team (SST) program. On October 20-22, the year-long effort was realized as over 40 students from...
HOW-TO GUIDE: OYSTER SENTINELS

HOW-TO GUIDE: OYSTER SENTINELS

This How-to Guide provides educators with step-by-step instructions for building oyster sentinel structures with students. Oyster sentinels are created using oyster shell, concrete and ReadyReef, Inc. pyramid molds. These structures are then put in tanks by ReadyReef,...
Students Build Oyster Reef and Living Shoreline in Urbanna

Students Build Oyster Reef and Living Shoreline in Urbanna

FullSizeRender_1.jpgFriends of the Rappahannock has been working with a multitude of partners for over a year to actualize an amazing restoration project as a part of our Student Stream Team (SST) program.  On October 20-22, 2015 the year long effort was realized...
Oyster Reef Sanctuary in Lancaster Creek

Oyster Reef Sanctuary in Lancaster Creek

Oyster Reefs.JPGOysters, Restoration, and Education! What an amazing way to spend a Friday on the Rappahannock River!  Thanks to several recent grant awards, Friends of the Rappahannock partnered with some local waterman and Ready Reef inc to...
Gearing up for Oyster Reef Installation

Gearing up for Oyster Reef Installation

IMG_2859.JPGOysters, Oysters, Oysters!  So far in 2015, Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) has partnered with five different groups to learn about oyster restoration and construct artificial oyster reefs called oyster sentinals.  Thanks to a grant from the...

Clean Water Under Threat

62% of streams and wetlands could lose protection in the Rappahannock Watershed.

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