Rappahannock River Report Card

See the full Middle Rappahannock Report Card! The final grade was determined by grading 11 tributaries on human health, stream ecology, land use, and community engagement.

Mount Airy Bluegrass Festival

Join Friends of the Rappahannock and bluegrass fans from across the Mid-Atlantic region in the Northern Neck the weekend before Independence Day for an unforgettable outdoor festival at historic Mount Airy. 


To be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River.

Our Vision

A Rappahannock River… that is clean and safe for fish consumption and recreation from its Headwaters to its confluence with the Chesapeake.
A Rappahannock River… that supports a healthy and diverse aquatic ecosystem, with submerged grasses, oysters, crabs and other species returned to their historic levels and productivity.
A Rappahannock River Watershed… where land use and runoff is managed to protect and enhance our riparian habitats, downstream waters, scenic viewsheds and historical resources.
A Rappahannock River Community… where the citizens and local governments are educated about river stewardship, where they take a sense of personal stewardship over the river resource, and where they take action in their own backyards and communities to protect it.


Stewardship Intern Listing – Part Time, Summer 2019

Stewardship Intern Listing – Part Time, Summer 2019

Are you passionate about environmental stewardship in your local area? Do you want to join a team of like-minded people dedicated to keeping our Rappahannock River and its tributaries clean, beautiful, and accessible? Do you want experience organizing and leading...

UMW Partnership: Film Festival Inspires Action

UMW Partnership: Film Festival Inspires Action

Leading up to our annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, students from the University of Mary Washington helped clean up Cosner Park and the Rappahannock River. Students collected over 1,000 pounds of trash, including some more unusual items like a wicker chair,...

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Oyster Restoration VIP River Experience

Oyster Restoration VIP River Experience

“If you look closely across the bow you can see we are about to be surrounded by them” said Captain Moncure as he guided the River Steward boat across an oyster reef in Carter’s Creek. My friends and I had signed up to spend a day with Friends of the Rappahannock...

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Our Riverwatch map provides geographic data on the Rappahannock and helps you understand how FOR is helping keep our river healthy.

Impaired Rappahannock River Waterways

Learn more about how your local waterways are doing in pollutant reduction.