Stream restoration project nears completion

Stream restoration project nears completion

By Madison White Franks KILMARNOCK—A major sediment reduction and stream restoration project is coming to a successful end in Kilmarnock this week, according to planning and zoning administrator Marshall Sebra. He indicated there was a problem with erosion, calling...
How riparian buffers actually improve water quality

How riparian buffers actually improve water quality

FOR’s mission is to be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River. Our restoration team and dedicated volunteers are in and around streams and river year-round from the Blue Ridge to the Bay, planting tree buffers, sticking live...
New Grant Awards to Help Support Restoration Efforts

New Grant Awards to Help Support Restoration Efforts

Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) is pleased to announce the recent award of two new grants to support our restoration program which works to protect and restore the Rappahannock River and its tributaries throughout the 18 county region which makes up the larger...
Riparian Buffer Restored on the Rappahannock River

Riparian Buffer Restored on the Rappahannock River

One of the largest riparian buffer restoration projects of the year was completed this April and was situated along the main stem of the Rappahannock River in Flint Hill, Virginia. Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), Virginia...
Restore Corps Rallies around River

Restore Corps Rallies around River

2012 was a truly incredible year for the Rappahannock Restore Corps. Volunteers rallied to plant trees, restore streambanks, pick up trash, build rain barrels, and dig rain gardens. The year started with a phenomenal Student Stream Team project. Forty students from...
Mushrooms are a key ingredient in soil remediation recipe

Mushrooms are a key ingredient in soil remediation recipe

Cutting-edge techniques for promoting soil stability and reducing erosion are being put to use on the banks of the Rappahannock River and its tributaries. Some of the most innovative science breakthroughs involve solving environmental problems by looking at them from...