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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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Update on Essex County solar farm stormwater run-off

Update on Essex County solar farm stormwater run-off

Friends of the Rappahannock is working with Essex County, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), and Coronal Energy to learn more about the very serious stormwater and erosion and sediment control problems at the 200 acre Coronal Energy Essex Solar Center...

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Federal Funding Brings the Rappahannock River a $91K Grant

Federal Funding Brings the Rappahannock River a $91K Grant

Virginia Governor Terry McAullife and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced an award of $91,925.00 to Friends of the Rappahannock to support the Headwater Stream Initiative (HSI). This is a part of NFWF's Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund and Small...

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Rapidan TU Chapter Receives $10,000 Embrace A Stream Grant

Rapidan TU Chapter Receives $10,000 Embrace A Stream Grant

Our partners at the The Rapidan Chapter of Trout Unlimited have received a grant of $10,000 through the Trout Unlimited national Embrace A Stream grant program to support a fish passage barrier removal project in Madison County, Virginia led by Friends of the...

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Riding the Perfect Wave at Riverfest

Riding the Perfect Wave at Riverfest

When the right formula of underwater rocks and gradient and water flow combine in a whitewater river, a strange thing is created. The water forms a wave, smooth as glass until it’s broken by gently boiling backcurrent. If you’re paying attention, and you drop into it...

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Volunteering at FOR gives a sense of accomplishment

Volunteering at FOR gives a sense of accomplishment

Why did I decide to volunteer with Friends of the Rappahannock? The short answer is, because my mother told me to. FOR was the perfect volunteer opportunity for me. It was nearby, focused on water, and most importantly, it was a volunteer thing which would look good...

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The new FOR River Cam is up and running!

The new FOR River Cam is up and running!

Some things are worth the wait and Friends of the Rappahannock’s new River Cam is definitely one of them. In 2016, Dev Patel, Eagle Scout candidate with Boy Scout Troop 21 approached FOR about bringing a live feed of the River back to the FOR website. We were excited...

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Get to know a plant: Plant’s Map at FOR

Get to know a plant: Plant’s Map at FOR

Friends of the Rappahannock has a fully updated profile on Plant's Map, which serves to connect people with the plants on the property. Our profile, which can be accessed here, includes a database of over 20 different plants located on our nature preserve. By clicking...

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Volunteering: Part of the FOR Family

Volunteering: Part of the FOR Family

So many days we look at each other and say, “What should we do today?” Of all of the unique hobbies out there to fill spare time, my favorite is volunteering.  I started volunteering in my free time as a student about two years ago, and have yet to find a way to feel...

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Local Students Appeal to Congress After Field Trip

Local Students Appeal to Congress After Field Trip

"Dear members of Congress, Learning and discovering new things is important for the human brain, and without the Chesapeake Bay funding, the students will not grow in their understanding of how pollution affects the water and its ecosystem." -Written by a Drew Middle...

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All About Bats

All About Bats

Bats are crucial to the ecology around the Rappahannock River and beyond! Visit the Friends of the Rappahannock booth at Old Mill Park during Rock the River FXBG on Saturday, June 3, 2017. We will reprise our Earth Day booth subject of bats. If you missed us at Earth...

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