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...

A Journey to Revitalize Historic Germanna Ford Boat Launch

Nestled along the banks of the Rapidan River, the Germanna Ford Boat Launch stands as a testament to a decade of dedication, collaboration, and preservation. This newly inaugurated launch site not only provides a gateway to the serene waters of the Rapidan but also...
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...

General Assembly 2024

Join us as a strong voice for the Rappahannock River at the state level. The 2024 General Assembly session starts January 10th. While we will be supporting and opposing many issues we are prioritizing the following  issues and will regularly update this page. We will...
Many Hands Lighten the Load: Community Fundraising

Many Hands Lighten the Load: Community Fundraising

As staff, we often say that our organization’s heart is our community members. Our River Friends who take the time out of their busy lives to support FOR and our mission to protect and preserve our Rappahannock River. This year we had so many river friends support our...
You Heard That Right… Spat on Shell

You Heard That Right… Spat on Shell

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...
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...
Annual Meetings Across the Watershed

Annual Meetings Across the Watershed

FOR’s Annual Member Meeting is an important event each year. Not only is it a time to celebrate accomplishments, honor volunteers and partners, and gather with other members, it is a business meeting. The slate of new board members and officers are voted in, 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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