Restoring the Tidal Rappahannock: Oysters & Living Shorelines

Restoring the Tidal Rappahannock: Oysters & Living Shorelines

Many of us like to eat oysters, but how many of us know about their value beyond how delicious they are and how our shorelines can be the key to their success?  Oysters are an essential part of keeping our Rappahannock River healthy. A single adult oyster filters on...
Oyster Restoration VIP River Experience

Oyster Restoration VIP River Experience

“If you look closely across the bow you can see we are about to be surrounded by them” said Captain Moncure as he guided the River Steward boat across an oyster reef in Carter’s Creek. My friends and I had signed up to spend a day with Friends of the Rappahannock...
FOR interns help with oyster restoration

FOR interns help with oyster restoration

I am a rising senior at the University of Mary Washington and I’m majoring in biology. I started working with Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) this summer because I’ve always had an interest in wildlife and the environment and a passion for conserving it. This...
Oyster restoration taking off in Carter’s Creek

Oyster restoration taking off in Carter’s Creek

 In the early months of 2016, Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) received a watershed round-table grant from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for outreach and restoration work throughout the Rappahannock River watershed. One of the primary...
Ready Reef Wetlands Restoration

Ready Reef Wetlands Restoration

Many river-front property owners are beginning to understand the important role a shoreline plays in the health of a river system. Wetland grasses provide habitat for birds and aquatic creatures, while taking up harmful pollutants that threaten to enter our river’s...

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