Fones Cliffs: A treasure worth fighting for

Fones Cliffs: A treasure worth fighting for

A journey of set-backs, ending 2018 with promise In a region like the Northern Neck, characterized by marshes, beaches, and gentle pine flats, the towering Fones Cliffs might as well be Mount Everest. The high ground overlooking the Rappahannock River here in Richmond...
Students connect with their own river community

Students connect with their own river community

Almost four years ago to the day, Lowery and I sat down with Dr. Thomas Taylor, then Superintendent of Middlesex County Public Schools. We had one goal – to pitch a MWEE (Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience) program and include Middlesex County in a...
Volunteers pave the way for FOR success

Volunteers pave the way for FOR success

More than 4,000 hours of watershed service performed in 2018 It would be hard to overstate the impact volunteers have on Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR). A staff of just over a dozen individuals can only accomplish so much, no matter how dedicated they are. It takes...
Growing Trees and Family Traditions in Madison County

Growing Trees and Family Traditions in Madison County

When Paul Goodall walks his farm, he has a lot to remember. As he crosses the hilly pastures, Paul remembers to check his water troughs for overflow, inspect his cattle fence, and monitor the growth of a stand of newly planted trees. On a 600 acre farm, something...
Oyster Restoration VIP River Experience

Oyster Restoration VIP River Experience

“If you look closely across the bow you can see we are about to be surrounded by them” said Captain Moncure as he guided the River Steward boat across an oyster reef in Carter’s Creek. My friends and I had signed up to spend a day with Friends of the Rappahannock...

Clean Water Under Threat

62% of streams and wetlands could lose protection in the Rappahannock Watershed.

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