The Name of the Game is Maintenance

The Name of the Game is Maintenance

The restoration of the Rappahannock River watershed and Chesapeake Bay requires a wide range of infrastructure and restoration projects designed to reduce pollutants like nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediments from entering our local waterways. These projects are often...
Birds of the buffer: mapping their migration

Birds of the buffer: mapping their migration

Dr. Andrew Dolby, the Chair of University of Mary Washington’s (UMW) Department of Biological Sciences, can unscramble the coded noise of the forest into the distinct songs of birds. With the help of his research assistant, Maggie Magliato, a double-major in biology...
Something Fishy in 2016?

Something Fishy in 2016?

If you’ve ever joined me on the River Steward skiff, you know I like fishing stories. As a boy growing up through the striped bass moratorium, good fishing tales filled a void left by the closed fishery. 2015 has provided us with stories of hope on the Rappahannock...
FOR vols assist with Christmas Bird Count

FOR vols assist with Christmas Bird Count

CBC1.JPGFriends of the Rappahannock volunteers joined forces with the Fredericksburg Birding Club for the 115th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. This count is the longest-running citizen science program in the world. The FOR team hiked...