Winterizing your Rain Barrel/Cistern

A rain barrel is a great way to make your property more river friendly. Collecting roof runoff in a rain barrel reduces the amount of water that flows from your property, which protects nearby streams and rivers from water pollution. It’s also a great way to...
Winter is Coming! How Animals Prepare

Winter is Coming! How Animals Prepare

As we begin to bring out jackets, gloves, and fuzzy hats to prepare for winter, our local animals and insects are also preparing for winter in their own way. Our FOR educators got together and thought of four critters they thought do the best getting prepared for...
My Gold Award Project – Brooke Weaver

My Gold Award Project – Brooke Weaver

My name is Brooke Weaver and I am a student at Massaponax High School and a Girl Scout. During the summer of 2021, I completed my Gold Scout Award, which is the highest achievement for a Girl Scout as it requires a sustainable impact and at least eighty hours of...
River Friendly Fall Landscaping Tips

River Friendly Fall Landscaping Tips

As I sit here in the office with the doors open I can feel the cool breeze finally blowing in. I can see the leaves changing and falling to the ground. In addition to picking pumpkins and trick or treating, this is also an excellent time to work in your yard. Here are...
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...
For the Birds

For the Birds

Do you notice birds?  A person can notice birds sometimes and not notice birds all the time. Every now and then I find myself trying to remember that period of my life before I started noticing birds all the time. Noticing birds sometimes is not necessarily a slippery...
Time for a Field Trip!

Time for a Field Trip!

Summer is coming to a close which means it’s time to head back to the classroom!  Back to School also means back to Friends of the Rappahannock and our awesome education programs for local students.  We are excited to welcome schools back to our property for all of...

Job: Development Coordinator

Development Coordinator Friends of the Rappahannock Position posted on 5/25/2021 Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) is a 501c3 watershed protection organization based in Fredericksburg, Virginia. FOR works to be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic...

Job: Environmental Education Manager – Upper Rappahannock

Environmental Education Manager – Upper Rappahannock Friends of the Rappahannock Position posted on 5/19/2021 Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) is a 501c3 watershed protection organization. FOR works to be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic...

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