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!

OUR MISSION

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.

WHAT WE DO

Fracking Ban Passes General Assembly

Fracking Ban Passes General Assembly

The Virginia General Assembly banned hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, in the eastern part of the state. This legislation received extensive support and now protects the communities and natural resources of the lower Rappahannock River region from water...

There is a Season – VACS 2021 Program

There is a Season – VACS 2021 Program

The coronavirus pandemic has given us time to slow down and reflect on life.  The seasons are still coming and going “Turn, Turn, Turn," now is the season when Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) are taking a look at conservation projects needed on our...

Students Planting Roots in Environmental Education

Students Planting Roots in Environmental Education

We love it when education happens outside the classroom. This week, 115 students from Richmond County Middle School established roots in environmental education by planting trees. The students and faculty worked with Brent Hunsinger, Friends of the Rappahannock’s...

Supporting inclusive public river access

Supporting inclusive public river access

FOR's Spanish language program focuses on river safety and conservation Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) believes the Rappahannock River is a treasure to be enjoyed by everyone and we support inclusive public access. In our support of public access, we have created...

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Riverwatch

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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