Paddle faster, I hear Hazel Run!

On the crisp evening of Nov. 17, 2018, Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) and lovers of music gathered at the historic home of the artist Geri Melchers, Belmont, for a night of music with local band Hazel Run. The event was a benefit concert for FOR and the conclusion...

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Meet FOR’s membership coordinator, Katie Pomeroy

A Richmond native, I have been calling Fredericksburg home for my entire adult life.  I came to Fredericksburg in August 1992 to attend Mary Washington College.  I fell in love with the city, and my husband, Marcus, so I never left. We are raising three outdoor-loving...

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Thanks for a Successful Riverfest!

  Each year our volunteer committee plans a great Riverfest event. We wait with great anticipation for the Riverfest week, to see the tents raised, to see our volunteer force assemble to help set up and for the big day to arrive and 1200 guest to arrive for a...

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Riverfest Now October 20

Due to Hurricane Florence, Riverfest 2018 has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 20 at the McDaniel Property next to City Dock.  This gives you time to check out the exciting vacation packages we have in our Live Auction this year.  Consider pulling  a group of...

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FOR volunteers support Fredericksburg bike & hike

Global warming, renewable energy top “Day of Action” agenda The first wave was mobile, riding bikes and scooters in the rain, and sporting colorful signs that proclaimed, “Friendly Reminder: THIS IS THE ONLY HOME WE HAVE. Let’s stop destroying our planet.” One...

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Riverfest tickets are on sale now!

28th annual event is FOR's biggest fundraiser of the year Riverfest is returning to the McDaniel property near City Dock, on the river in the heart of downtown Fredericksburg, where it started 28 years ago. There will be the same all-you-can-eat crabs, bbq, beer and...

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EDITORIAL: Everyone can benefit from soil, water districts

Editorial article from the Green County Record The state’s 47 soil and water conservation districts will use $7.2 million this fiscal year to help Virginians implement conservation practices. The districts began in 1935 when Congress ordered the U.S. Department of...

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Stewardship Intern Listing – Summer 2018

Are you passionate about environmental stewardship in your local area? Do you want to join a team of like-minded people dedicated to keeping our Rappahannock River and its tributaries clean, beautiful, and accessible? Do you want experience organizing and leading...

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Fauquier farmer receives highest clean water award

The John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District recently announced a suite of conservation awards designed to recognize farmers, educators, and partners that have an outstanding commitment to conservation. This year’s awardees include: Jim Hankins-Fauquier...

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Memberships keep the lights on at FOR

It’s Convenient for You Increased Giving = Improved Water Quality  Cost Savings for FOR = Expanding FOR's Impact Like a lot of you, I’m a big fan of NPR. I love getting news updates while I’m driving, and my best road trips are often ones that coincide...

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Trees for clean water grant will help restore streams

Friends of the Rappahannock is pleased to announce the recent award of $7,000.00 from the Virginia Department of Forestry's (DOF) Trees for Clean Water grant program to support our Headwater Stream Initiative. This funding will help FOR plant over 1,300 trees and...

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By the Numbers in 2018

Challenges facing the Rappahannock gave it a C rating in our 2018 River Report Card. We’re raising that grade. Be inspired by some of our favorite stories across the watershed.

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