Riverfest 2020

We’re bringing Riverfest to you!

Host your own crabfeast and support the river. 

River Clean Ups

Make a difference for the river!

It’s easy to get outside and do your own river clean up.

Environmental Education Lessons

Short videos that are great for all ages


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 2020

General Assembly 2020

Join us as a strong voice for the Rappahannock River at the state level.  The 2020 General Assembly session starts January 8th. We are prioritizing these issues and will regularly update this page. We will include info on bill progress and how you can make...

Caroline High School and FOR partner to give out saplings

Caroline High School and FOR partner to give out saplings

The Caroline High School Science Department, under the leadership of Robin Didlake, partnered with Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) and NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) in 2018 to conduct Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE)...

Meet Brent Hunsinger: River Steward

Meet Brent Hunsinger: River Steward

As River Steward for Caroline, King George and Spotsylvania Counties and State Policy Coordinator, my job is to serve as a local advocate for the river. I'll help manage several regionally focused restoration programs, provide high value environmental education...

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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.