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Rappahannock River Cleanup

Join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) for a River Cleanup this Spring!

Litter comes in all shapes and sizes from mico-plastics we cannot see up to abandoned cars and port-a-johns!  We find tires, shopping carts, bicycles, grills, lawn chairs, and a myriad of other lost or discarded items all over the watershed.  This stuff is generally easy to find but takes time, effort, and money to clean up.  

Every year the majority of items we remove from our streams and rivers are:

Continued Need for Stormwater Reductions

Today, just as in Captain John Smith’s era, Virginia’s waterways support and enhance our lives in myriad ways—providing drinking water for millions; resources for commercial and industrial facilities; and opportunities for recreation, aesthetic enjoyment, and prosperous communities. Together, with ongoing participation in regional Chesapeake Bay Agreements, the Virginia Constitution and the State Water Control Law recognize Virginia’s work in support of clean, healthy waterways. Improvements in wastewater treatment and agricultural operations show early successes.