Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) has multiple restoration programs that work to protect and restore the ecosystem services provided by the Rappahannock River. Our newest program is an oyster reef restoration program that creates an Oyster Reef Sanctuary in the tidal Rappahannock River. This program involves the creation and installation of three dimensional oyster reef sentinels in target locations in the tidal Rappahannock River and its tributaries.
Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) and Community Outreach And Resources (COAR), a student volunteer organization at UMW, built rain barrels as part of a program called “Into the Streets.” COAR worked with FOR and Habitat for Humanity to make items to benefit the community.
The Fredericksburg community has once again responded to the call for conservation! On a warm October Sunday, 15 volunteers from Commonground Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia partnered with Friends of the Rappahannock for another epic River Cleanup! This event was focused on the Rappahannock Canal that runs through the City. Several folks that use the canal path frequently began to notice large pieces of trash and debris in the canal. These items included bicycles, shopping carts, and lawn mowers!! The community decided they that was enough!