Brews for the River - Nov. 30

Join us for our Giving Tuesday fundraiser at Highmark Brewery! From 3PM – 10 PM they are donating 10% of their revenue to Friends of the Rappahannock!



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Support the Rappahannock by becoming a Friend of the Rappahannock. Join as a member today to discounts on interpretive trips, gear and support the work FOR does on behalf of the river.

Volunteer Litter Clean-Ups

Check out some of our Fall Litter Clean-Ups that are being held across the watershed!


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....

Mountain Run Initiative: Improving water quality in Culpeper

Mountain Run Initiative: Improving water quality in Culpeper

Throughout 2020, Friends of the Rappahannock held several events focused on Mountain Run, which is part of our larger goals of our Mountain Run Initiative. Mountain Run is a large tributary to the Rappahannock River and runs right through downtown Culpeper. Like most...


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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