Wild & Scenic Film Festival

March 23 at the University of Mary Washington.

Get inspired by the wild places in your own backyard and around the world.

Best of 2018

Our favorite stories from across the watershed

Rappahannock River Report Card

See the full Middle Rappahannock Report Card! The final grade was determined by grading 11 tributaries on human health, stream ecology, land use, and community engagement.


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.


Another Big Fall Cleanup in the Books!

Another Big Fall Cleanup in the Books!

Everyone was in great spirits as they descended on Old Mill Park on Sunday October 7th for our annual Big Fall Cleanup. We couldn’t have asked for better weather or volunteers. Everyone was excited to do a little hard work and have a good time. Over 230 volunteers...

Students in Action!

Students in Action!

This fall Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) has been working hard to get students to take action to protect our watershed. Through these projects we aim to inspire the future stewards of the Rappahannock! The following is a list of all the student action projects that...

Meet FOR’s membership coordinator, Katie Pomeroy

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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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.

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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