This past spring, FOR was contacted with an opportunity to partner with Grymes Memorial School, a local school in Orange County. Grymes is located adjacent to Laurel Run, less than a mile from the Rapidan River, which is the largest tributary to the Rappahannock River.
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).
FOR has operated a Student Stream Team (SST) program for over 8 years. This has been the largest and most far reaching year of the program. Thanks to several grants, we were able to reach over 450 students from 15 schools throughout the watershed, both in the classroom and for on-the-ground restoration. The 2015 SST program is