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Meet Brent Hunsinger: River Steward

Meet Brent Hunsinger: River Steward

As River Steward for Caroline, King George and Spotsylvania Counties and State Policy Coordinator, my job is to serve as a local advocate for the river. I'll help manage several regionally focused restoration programs, provide high value environmental education...

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Meet Adam Lynch: River Steward

Meet Adam Lynch: River Steward

As River Steward for the city of Fredericksburg and Stafford County, I am proud to do my part to carry on FOR's legacy as a fierce advocate for the Rappahannock River. That includes every stream, wetland and pond in the river system, as well as the lands that drain...

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Free Trees in Fredericksburg Region

Free Trees in Fredericksburg Region

Are you a home, business, or other landowner living in the Fredericksburg region? Would you like to have more trees on your property? My name is Ryan Murray and if your answer to both of those questions was “yes!” then you might be interested in my project. I am a...

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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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