To be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River.
A Rappahannock River… that is clean and safe for fish consumption and recreation from its Headwaters to its confluence with the Chesapeake.
A Rappahannock River… that supports a healthy and diverse aquatic ecosystem, with submerged grasses, oysters, crabs and other species returned to their historic levels and productivity.
A Rappahannock River Watershed… where land use and runoff is managed to protect and enhance our riparian habitats, downstream waters, scenic viewsheds and historical resources.
A Rappahannock River Community… where the citizens and local governments are educated about river stewardship, where they take a sense of personal stewardship over the river resource, and where they take action in their own backyards and communities to protect it.
WHAT WE DO
INTRODUCTION Agriculture is Virginia’s largest industry by many metrics — economic impact, jobs, and area. There are approximately 46,000 farms covering 8.2 million acres (32%) of Virginia. Agriculture is also the largest source of nutrient and sediment...
Join Friends of the Rappahannock and the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce for our annual Big Fall Cleanup on Sunday October 7, 2018. Cleanup crews will be canvassing the Rappahannock and nearby tributaries for tires, bottles, and other litter to keep our waterways...
Question: What made you want to enter the field of natural resource protection? Jennifer: I have held a passion and deep appreciation for everything our natural world has to offer for as long as I can remember and can’t imagine myself working in any other field. I...
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 good...read more
The upper Rappahannock and Rapidan Rivers are home to some of the finest smallmouth bass waters in Virginia. There are lunkers to be found, but they're crafty and hard to land if you don't know where to look. Here’s three tips to help you find that trophy bass this...read more
Our Riverwatch map provides geographic data on the Rappahannock and helps you understand how FOR is helping keep our river healthy.
Impaired Rappahannock River Waterways
Learn more about how your local waterways are doing in pollutant reduction.