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...
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...
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...
Oyster Wars

Oyster Wars

The Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States, has a rich history filled with natural beauty and conflict. One such conflict was the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Wars, a destructive struggle for control over the region’s oyster beds that took place in the late...
Make a Wetland in a Bottle

Make a Wetland in a Bottle

Wetlands are areas of land flooded by water at some point during the year, either permanently or seasonally. These ecosystems offer many benefits including pollution filtration, flood reduction and wildlife habitat creation. Create your own wetland in a bottle and...
Where are the Trees?

Where are the Trees?

“FOR said they were planting trees… but all I see is a field of green tubes!” We get this a lot. “Where are the trees?” As a part of our Rappahannock Coastal Forest Program, Friends of the Rappahannock works with our conservation partners to plant thousands of native...
A Rising Tide of Capacity: Expanding our Tidal Region Programming

A Rising Tide of Capacity: Expanding our Tidal Region Programming

This year has brought significant growth in staff and project capacity for the tidal office based in Tappahannock. For years the office was staffed by a Lower River Steward and periodically by an educator from the education staff. With minimal support, our staff did...
Plastic Bag Tax – A Year Later

Plastic Bag Tax – A Year Later

On January 1st, 2022, the City of Fredericksburg rang in the New Year by being one of the first municipalities in Virginia to impose a 5-cent tax on disposable plastic bags distributed at all grocery stores, convenience stores and drugstores in the City.  Friends of...
How to Help Wetlands Help YOU!

How to Help Wetlands Help YOU!

Why wetlands are important, the history of their degradation and how we are working to restore them in the Rappahannock River watershed and beyond.  Historical unrecognition of the many cultural, economic and personal benefits of wetlands to humans has led to...

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