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

Rappahannock Gets a "Clean and Green" River Cleanup

FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA  On March 12, 2017, the City of Fredericksburg's Clean and Green Commission partnered with Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR),

Rainscaping in Lake of the Woods

Thanks to funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and a partnership with the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission, Friends of the

A Partner in the Pollution Diet? Oysters May Be Able to Help Reduce Bay Nitrogen Loads

As readers of “River Views” are most likely aware, the Chesapeake Bay has been put on a diet. Specifically, the “pollution diet” aims to restore water quality

Announcing the “Headwater Stream Initiative”

Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) is pleased to announce a new program in partnership with Piedmont Environ-mental Council (PEC) to provide free technical assistance, project design, materials, and labor for the planting of native trees and shrubs in ripar-ian zones on qualifying properties in the headwater counties of the Rappa-hannock River Watershed including: Rappahannock, Fauquier, Culpeper, Madison, Greene, and Orange Coun-ties.

Restore Corps Rallies around River

2012 was a truly incredible year for the Rappahannock Restore Corps. Volunteers rallied to plant trees, restore streambanks, pick up trash, build rain barrels, and dig rain gardens. The year started with a phenomenal Student Stream Team project. Forty students from Colonial Forge High School helped to implement a streambank restoration along the Priestly Farm near Marshall, Virginia. The students planted nearly 1500 trees in a matter of hours and helped to restore nearly three acres of streambank.