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!
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is one of the largest environmental film festivals in North America and we are excited to bring the festival to our river community for the 12th year! Join us for a series of inspirational films that feature adventure, conservation and calls to action you can make possible in your community. We will have community and student groups with info on how you can get involved locally, raffle prizes and some amazing films!
To be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River.
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.
WHAT WE DO
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...
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...
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...
Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) is proud to announce that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has funded three years of Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) for City of Fredericksburg schools (FCPS). Spread over three school years, the...
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...
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.