Oysters, Oysters, Oysters! So far in 2015, Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) has partnered with five different groups to learn about oyster restoration and construct artificial oyster reefs called oyster sentinals. Thanks to a grant from the Dominion Foundation our new program is off the ground and full steam ahead. We have already constructed 40 oyster sentinals and plan to make at least 60 more this season. In the coming months FOR will be working closely with Ready Reef inc to seed our new oyster sentinals.
Friends of the Rappahannock has released a new documentary on the Rappahannock River. The film is titled "Rappahannock" and showcases everything that makes the Rappahannock River special from the Blueridge Mountains all the way to the Chesapeake Bay.
"The film, written, directed and produced by veteran Oscar-nominated filmmaker Bayley Silleck, is a masterful mix of natural images, history, culture and the problems faced by a river in the midst of a rapidly growing area.