Riverfest Tickets are Available

Are you ready for September 25th our annual crab feast extravaganza? Come celebrate our Rappahannock River successes and enjoy good company and food for a great cause. In person and virtual options are available.

An Evening with Hazel Run - August 7th

Enjoy local band Hazel Run play next to the Rappahannock River on August 7th! 

Looking to do a River Clean Up?

Are you interested in doing a litter clean up? Contact our office to pick up litter clean up supplies or check out our events page for more organized clean ups.

Become a Riverfest Sponsor!

Join us on September 25th to celebrate the great work that’s been done on behalf of the Rappahannock River! Enjoy good food, entertainment, a raffle and a live auction all for a great cause!


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.


Pursuing Scenic River Designation for the Lower Rappahannock River

Pursuing Scenic River Designation for the Lower Rappahannock River

UPDATE 4/1/2021 - Governor Northam has signed bill HB1819 into law designating 79-miles of the lower Rappahannock River as a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System. Thank you to Delegate Josh Cole for introducing this bill and his copatrons Delegates Betsy B....

Dissecting Oysters, Culture & Impact

Dissecting Oysters, Culture & Impact

“I can see the gills! I wish I had gills!” one student at St. Clare Walker Middle School exclaimed while dissecting an oyster. Experiences such as these bring students one step closer to understanding and appreciating the importance of river stewardship. Thanks to...

Mountain Run Watershed Getting Attention

Mountain Run Watershed Getting Attention

CULPEPER, VA— On Friday January 22, 2021 staff members from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Rappahannock Rapidan Regional Commission (RRRC), Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), and the Town and County of Culpeper met at multiple sites along...

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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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