Summer Camp are HERE!

Friends of the Rappahannock Summer Camp is a day camp that fuses environmental education and river recreation. Each week features activities that are developmentally appropriate for the appropriate age group and builds river recreation skills from year to year of camp experience. Join us for some river fun this summer!

Join us in celebrating an AMAZING year with YOU!

Our Annual Members Meeting and Member Celebrations are just around the corner! RSVP HERE and join us for some snacks, drinks and river community recognition and connection!

Give Local Piedmont & FUNdraiser Showdown!

Give Local Piedmont inspires community members to give BIG to the nonprofit organizations that are making the Piedmont stronger, like Friends of the Rappahannock! Donations are open now HERE


To be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River.

Our Vision

A Rappahannock River… that is clean and safe for fish consumption and recreation from its Headwaters to its confluence with the Chesapeake.
A Rappahannock River… that supports a healthy and diverse aquatic ecosystem, with submerged grasses, oysters, crabs and other species returned to their historic levels and productivity.
A Rappahannock River Watershed… where land use and runoff is managed to protect and enhance our riparian habitats, downstream waters, scenic viewsheds and historical resources.
A Rappahannock River Community… where the citizens and local governments are educated about river stewardship, where they take a sense of personal stewardship over the river resource, and where they take action in their own backyards and communities to protect it.


General Assembly 2023

General Assembly 2023

Join us as a strong voice for the Rappahannock River at the state level. The 2023 General Assembly session starts January 11th. We are prioritizing these issues and will regularly update this page. We will include info on bill progress and how you can make a...

Bringing Students to the River

Bringing Students to the River

Imagine the sound of the water trickling over the rocks as you paddle through a ripple.  The smell of the morning air as the mist evaporates off of the river’s surface.  The Eagles perched on the tall branches overhead swooping down to catch their breakfast and the...

Make a Wetland in a Bottle

Make a Wetland in a Bottle

Wetlands are areas of land flooded by water at some point during the year, either permanently or seasonally. These ecosystems offer many benefits including pollution filtration, flood reduction and wildlife habitat creation. Create your own wetland in a bottle and...

Diadromous Fish: What is that?

Diadromous Fish: What is that?

The Rappahannock River is one of nine major river systems in Virginia and most importantly the one that we live in. It contains many types of fish that people enjoy everyday in the forms of recreational fishing and consumption, or just to look at. There is a group of...

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Our Riverwatch map provides geographic data on the Rappahannock and helps you understand how FOR is helping keep our river healthy.

Impaired Rappahannock River Waterways

Learn more about how your local waterways are doing in pollutant reduction.

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