Campers to volunteers, FOR grows young river stewards

Campers to volunteers, FOR grows young river stewards

Watching our campers grow over the years is a highlight for our education staff. Every summer we get to forge relationships with kids who attend our camps to learn about the river and have fun. Year after year they come back, and it is amazing to see how they grow and...
EDITORIAL: Everyone can benefit from soil, water districts

EDITORIAL: Everyone can benefit from soil, water districts

Editorial article from the Green County Record The state’s 47 soil and water conservation districts will use $7.2 million this fiscal year to help Virginians implement conservation practices. The districts began in 1935 when Congress ordered the U.S. Department of...
Remington river cleanup is a huge success

Remington river cleanup is a huge success

Some days the workplace is at the office, and some days you get to spend outside working the field alongside great people.Another Rappahannock River Cleanup was completed on Friday May 25, 2018 thanks to incredible partners and volunteers. Friends and colleagues from...
Planting and paddling toward a cleaner river

Planting and paddling toward a cleaner river

How do you write about a feeling? It’s the feeling you get when a well-scripted plan meets a group of hard-working volunteers; when work meets play meets growth; when education meets restoration meets recreation in a symphony of dirty hands, elbow grease, and...
Fauquier farmer receives highest clean water award

Fauquier farmer receives highest clean water award

The John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District recently announced a suite of conservation awards designed to recognize farmers, educators, and partners that have an outstanding commitment to conservation. This year’s awardees include: Jim Hankins-Fauquier...
Growing Partnerships While Combating Invasive Plants

Growing Partnerships While Combating Invasive Plants

Invasive plant species aggressively compete with native plant species often choking them out of existence. During Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR)’s 32 year history, several attempts have been made to combat the ever-present invasive plants on the property. Since FOR...
Girl Power Weekend

Girl Power Weekend

It has been a long time goal for Friends of the Rappahannock to include more girls in recreation events. During summer months, the Friends of the Rappahannock/Virginia Outdoors Center nature preserve is often occupied by boy scouts and eagle scouts, leaving little...
Maury Park gets a make over

Maury Park gets a make over

  Friends of the Rappahannock worked with the City of Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation Department and local student volunteers to do a hefty maintenance project at a park in downtown Fredericksburg. This project was led by Phil Cole, an environmental geology...

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