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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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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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