Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Tickets available now. The festival highlights short, inspirational, environmental, wildlife and outdoor adventure movies suitable for people of all ages.

Best of 2017

Our most compelling stories from the past year

River Safety Cam Now Live


FOR now has a live feed of the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg.

Most Endangered River

American Rivers listed the Rappahannock River as Number 5 on their Most Endangered Rivers List. Fracking is a serious threat to our river. Be a voice and help protect our river.


To be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River.

Our Vision

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.


Volunteers Needed for Spring Restoration Projects!

Volunteers Needed for Spring Restoration Projects!

Every year around the beginning of March, Friends of the Rappahannock begins the final planning for a wide range of restoration projects throughout the Rappahannock River watershed. These projects include everything from a neighborhood trash cleanup on...

FOR Educators Growing Up WILD in the Winter

FOR Educators Growing Up WILD in the Winter

Although FOR Educators consider themselves a well-educated group, we are always on the lookout for the opportunity to improve our skills and expand our horizons. Inclement weather with cold temperatures and icy roads typically accompany the winter months here along...

Nuestro Rappahannock broadens FOR’s audience

Nuestro Rappahannock broadens FOR’s audience

River safety & conservation concepts are key messages  A new outreach program implemented by Friends of the Rappahannock is bridging the language gap to communicate river safety and conservation concepts to the Spanish-speaking members of our community and the...

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Pickerel Frogs

Pickerel Frogs

If you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably seen at least a couple frogs. If not, then don’t hold your breath for the next few months; most amphibians in the Northern Hemisphere are hibernating until spring. When animals hibernate, they cease most bodily activities...

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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.