Bryan Hofmann's blog

4-0 in the General Assembly

Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) and partners blocked four bills that would threaten water quality, public health, and safety.

On Thursday February 16, 2017, we learned that the final of four bills focusing on the exemption of fracking chemical disclosures from the freedom of information act was defeated in the Senate Agricultural, Conservation, and Natural Resources Committee.

Headwater Stream Initiative

Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) and the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) are pleased to announce a new Headwater Stream Initiative designed to provide FREE technical assistance, project design, materials, and labor for the planting of native trees and shrubs in riparian zones on qualifying properties in the headwater counties of the Rappahannock River Watershed including: Rappahannock, Fauquier, Culpeper,  Madison, Greene, and Orange Counties.

City Clean and Green Commission Launches Butts are Litter Too Campaign

The City of Fredericksburg’s Clean & Green Commission is launching its annual Cigarette Butt Litter Campaign Nov. 1 – 7 throughout downtown. As in past campaigns, The Clean and Green Commission is doing several things to help educate the public that throwing butts on the ground is not a harmless act; in fact, there is a new increased penalty for littering (which includes improper disposal of smoking materials).