Sponsor Riverfest Today!

Sponsor our favorite crab feast! Riverfest is coming up on September 21st, 2024. Learn more about Sponsorships and what you can expect to enjoy.
***Individual Tickets will be available for purchase on July 15th. ***

Riparian Buffers for Landowners (RFFL)

The Department of Forestry (DOF) Riparian Forests for Landowners (RFFL) program provides flexible, no-cost riparian forest buffer installation and one year of maintenance to landowners. The program is being implemented by DOF and partner organizations in a unique watershed-based partnership. See if you qualify!

Summer Camps are HERE!

Friends of the Rappahannock Summer Camp is a day camp that fuses environmental education and river recreation. Each week features activities that are developmentally appropriate for the appropriate age group and builds river recreation skills from year to year of camp experience. Join us for some river fun this summer!


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.


Caroline County Water Withdrawal Open Comment

Caroline County Water Withdrawal Open Comment

We need your help to submit comments and request a public hearing for the proposed Caroline County water withdrawal intake project! It is well documented that Caroline County needs water to meet the growth that is coming to the county. Groundwater levels east of...

Press Release: Major Reforestation Project at Echo Dell Farm

Press Release: Major Reforestation Project at Echo Dell Farm

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friends of the Rappahannock Completes Major Reforestation Project at Echo Dell Farm Fredericksburg, VA – April 2024 – Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) is proud to announce the successful completion of a major reforestation project...

Bringing Students to the River

Bringing Students to the River

Imagine the sound of the water trickling over the rocks as you paddle through a ripple.  The smell of the morning air as the mist evaporates off of the river’s surface.  The Eagles perched on the tall branches overhead swooping down to catch their breakfast and the...

Cultivating Greenery and Community

Cultivating Greenery and Community

Enterprise Mobility and Arbor Day Foundation partner with Friends of the Rappahannock to Plant Over 400 Trees in Culpeper, Virginia In a concerted effort to enhance urban greenery and address environmental concerns, the Arbor Day Foundation and Enterprise Mobility...

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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.

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