Safety on the Rappahannock River

Safety on the Rappahannock River

It’s that time of year when the weather and water starts getting warmer and everyone is itching to get outside! Many of you will even spend times along the Rappahannock or on the Rappahannock in the coming months, so it’s important to remember a few key river...
ALL ABOUT SHAD!

ALL ABOUT SHAD!

As spring comes to the Rappahannock river community, you’re probably hearing a lot about a fish called the shad. You may also be wondering, what is a shad? How do you catch one? Can I eat it?   Here are a few facts about the shad you may not have known.  ...
Spring Bloomers; Blink and You’ll Miss Them

Spring Bloomers; Blink and You’ll Miss Them

As I write this at the end of February we are being teased by the occasional warm day, giving us a sense that Spring is just around the corner.  Our riparian forest is still bare and the Winter sunlight reaches down to a carpet of Fall leaves.   Just under that...
Do you know what’s living in the Rappahannock?

Do you know what’s living in the Rappahannock?

If you’ve ever walked along the Rappahannock River or taken a boat ride down to the Chesapeake Bay, it’s likely you’ve recognized some familiar species along the Rappahannock River watershed. Although these outdoor experiences can be a healthy and meaningful way to...
For the Birds

For the Birds

Do you notice birds?  A person can notice birds sometimes and not notice birds all the time. Every now and then I find myself trying to remember that period of my life before I started noticing birds all the time. Noticing birds sometimes is not necessarily a slippery...
Rappahannock River Adventures in 2020

Rappahannock River Adventures in 2020

At FOR, we believe the Rappahannock River is a treasure to share so everyone can work to help protect it. In 2020, we continued to work with partners to increase public access to the river. Our staff celebrated new public access sites and shared some of the more...
Supporting inclusive public river access

Supporting inclusive public river access

FOR’s Spanish language program focuses on river safety and conservation Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) believes the Rappahannock River is a treasure to be enjoyed by everyone and we support inclusive public access. In our support of public access, we have...
Expanding public access on the Upper Rappahannock River

Expanding public access on the Upper Rappahannock River

Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) is excited to be working with an excellent coalition of partners to expand public access in the headwaters region through the creation of an Upper Rappahannock River Water Trail. FOR believes that public access, so people can...
UMW Partnership: Film Festival Inspires Action

UMW Partnership: Film Festival Inspires Action

Leading up to our annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, students from the University of Mary Washington helped clean up Cosner Park and the Rappahannock River. Students collected over 1,000 pounds of trash, including some more unusual items like a wicker chair,...
Fones Cliffs: A treasure worth fighting for

Fones Cliffs: A treasure worth fighting for

A journey of set-backs, ending 2018 with promise In a region like the Northern Neck, characterized by marshes, beaches, and gentle pine flats, the towering Fones Cliffs might as well be Mount Everest. The high ground overlooking the Rappahannock River here in Richmond...

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