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

Local Students Sow Sustainability

On May 15-16, 2013, the seventh-grade life science class at Fredericksburg Academy planted a native perennial garden on the campus next to the Middle School building. The 71-foot by 5-foot garden was planted with wildflowers and grasses that are native to the Chesapeake Bay region. It served as a capstone project for the Chesapeake Bay watershed unit taught to the class by their teacher Katie Laskey. The plants help filter water coming off a turf area that has compacted soils and provide habitat for wildlife.

Mushrooms are a key ingredient in soil remediation recipe

Cutting-edge techniques for promoting soil stability and reducing erosion are being put to use on the banks of the Rappahannock River and its tributaries. Some of the most innovative science breakthroughs involve solving environmental problems by looking at them from a
different perspective, emulating nature’s own way of addressing these issues. This particular example of