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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...

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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,...

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Paddle faster, I hear Hazel Run!

Paddle faster, I hear Hazel Run!

On the crisp evening of Nov. 17, 2018, Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) and lovers of music gathered at the historic home of the artist Geri Melchers, Belmont, for a night of music with local band Hazel Run. The event was a benefit concert for FOR and the conclusion...

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Meet FOR’s membership coordinator, Katie Pomeroy

Meet FOR’s membership coordinator, Katie Pomeroy

A Richmond native, I have been calling Fredericksburg home for my entire adult life.  I came to Fredericksburg in August 1992 to attend Mary Washington College.  I fell in love with the city, and my husband, Marcus, so I never left. We are raising three outdoor-loving...

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FOR volunteers support Fredericksburg bike & hike

FOR volunteers support Fredericksburg bike & hike

Global warming, renewable energy top “Day of Action” agenda The first wave was mobile, riding bikes and scooters in the rain, and sporting colorful signs that proclaimed, “Friendly Reminder: THIS IS THE ONLY HOME WE HAVE. Let’s stop destroying our planet.” One...

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EDITORIAL: Everyone can benefit from soil, water districts

EDITORIAL: Everyone can benefit from soil, water districts

Editorial article from the Green County Record The state’s 47 soil and water conservation districts will use $7.2 million this fiscal year to help Virginians implement conservation practices. The districts began in 1935 when Congress ordered the U.S. Department of...

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Fauquier farmer receives highest clean water award

Fauquier farmer receives highest clean water award

The John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District recently announced a suite of conservation awards designed to recognize farmers, educators, and partners that have an outstanding commitment to conservation. This year’s awardees include: Jim Hankins-Fauquier...

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Memberships keep the lights on at FOR

Memberships keep the lights on at FOR

It’s Convenient for You Increased Giving = Improved Water Quality  Cost Savings for FOR = Expanding FOR's Impact Like a lot of you, I’m a big fan of NPR. I love getting news updates while I’m driving, and my best road trips are often ones that coincide...

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Growing Partnerships While Combating Invasive Plants

Growing Partnerships While Combating Invasive Plants

Invasive plant species aggressively compete with native plant species often choking them out of existence. During Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR)’s 32 year history, several attempts have been made to combat the ever-present invasive plants on the property. Since FOR...

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Trees for clean water grant will help restore streams

Friends of the Rappahannock is pleased to announce the recent award of $7,000.00 from the Virginia Department of Forestry's (DOF) Trees for Clean Water grant program to support our Headwater Stream Initiative. This funding will help FOR plant over 1,300 trees and...

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Nuestro Rappahannock broadens FOR’s audience

Nuestro Rappahannock broadens FOR’s audience

River safety & conservation concepts are key messages  A new outreach program implemented by Friends of the Rappahannock is bridging the language gap to communicate river safety and conservation concepts to the Spanish-speaking members of our community and the...

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