General Assembly 2020

Follow our priorities for a healthier Rappahanock at this year’s General Assembly.

Best of 2019

Inspiring stories from across the watershed.

Upper Rappahannock Report Card

Our study of 12 tributaries in the Upper Rappahannock.

Free Trees

We’re giving away hundreds of trees this spring. Sign up today.

Trees help keep our streams healthy.

OUR MISSION

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.

WHAT WE DO

Dissecting Oysters, Culture & Impact

Dissecting Oysters, Culture & Impact

“I can see the gills! I wish I had gills!” one student at St. Clare Walker Middle School exclaimed while dissecting an oyster. Experiences such as these bring students one step closer to understanding and appreciating the importance of river stewardship. Thanks to...

Free Trees in Fredericksburg Region

Free Trees in Fredericksburg Region

Are you a home, business, or other landowner living in the Fredericksburg region? Would you like to have more trees on your property? My name is Ryan Murray and if your answer to both of those questions was “yes!” then you might be interested in my project. I am a...

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Riverwatch

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.