Every year around this time, we ask you to consider what the river has given to you and encourage you to give back by supporting our programs. We need your financial investment to help us continue advocating for the river, restoring the river and educating future generations about the river.
To be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River.
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
Join us as a strong voice for the Rappahannock River at the state level. The 2023 General Assembly session starts January 11th. We are prioritizing these issues and will regularly update this page. We will include info on bill progress and how you can make a...
Have you ever held 2 million babies in the palm of your hand? 2 million OYSTER babies, that is. That’s exactly what happened this past summer as we were trying our hand at an oyster spat-on-shell operation with the Tides Inn for the first time. But what is...
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...
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...
Last week, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VA DEQ) and the Virginia Drought Monitoring Task Force expanded the drought advisory to 42 additional counties, many of which reside in the central Virginia region. While recent showers over the last few...
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.