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

Floating Treatment Wetlands targeted for city canal

2015 has been a great year for the restoration program at Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR). We have partnered with countless schools, businesses, non-profits, and local governments to
install a wide range of projects throughout the watershed. In the coming months, FOR seeks to install a new and innovative stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP) in the Rappahannock Canal. This pilot project will include the construction and installation of Floating Treatment Wetlands (FTW).