Proposed VA Budget Includes Major Funding for Water Quality

Governor’s five-year plan is the largest investment in water quality in the history of the Commonwealth

Fones Cliffs Developer Under Scrutiny

Attorney General files lawsuit against Virginia True Corporation for environmental damages

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.

River Safety Cam Now Live


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


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...

Welcome Jennifer Gron to the Team!

Welcome Jennifer Gron to the Team!

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...

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 good...

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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.