RESTORATION

Building the Rappahannock Conservation Nursery

FOR and our partners of the Rappahannock River Roundtable work together to provide technical assistance and cost-share programs that leverage state, federal, and private grant funding to help install a variety conservation projects to help clean water. These projects...

Community Efforts for Mountain Run

Mountain Run is a stream that flows through downtown Culpeper. It begins in agricultural fields before it feeds two drinking water reservoirs, flows through several popular park spaces, under bridges and highways, through backyards, and into the Rappahannock River. In...

Restoring the Tidal Rappahannock: Oysters & Living Shorelines

Many of us like to eat oysters, but how many of us know about their value beyond how delicious they are and how our shorelines can be the key to their success?  Oysters are an essential part of keeping our Rappahannock River healthy. A single adult oyster filters on...

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...

Cost-share programs available to improve your farm, forests and waterways

If you own, lease, manage, or support a farming operation in the Rappahannock River watershed, there are lots of opportunities to improve the natural resources of your farm, forests, and waterways which lead to the Rappahannock River and Chesapeake Bay. There’s...

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...

WATER REPORTER MAP

Post your pics of the Rappahannock River and see community engagement.

Water Reporter empowers everyday citizens to take actions that protect and improve water quality in our community. Members use Water Reporter to organize stream cleanups and lead restoration efforts right in their backyards.

Building the Rappahannock Conservation Nursery

FOR and our partners of the Rappahannock River Roundtable work together to provide technical assistance and cost-share programs that leverage state, federal, and private grant funding to help install a variety conservation projects to help clean water. These projects...

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Community Efforts for Mountain Run

Mountain Run is a stream that flows through downtown Culpeper. It begins in agricultural fields before it feeds two drinking water reservoirs, flows through several popular park spaces, under bridges and highways, through backyards, and into the Rappahannock River. In...

read more

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...

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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)...

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Building natural defenses against natural disasters

Hurricanes and other coastal storms are a fact of life in the coastal South. Over the past few years, nearby states like North Carolina and New Jersey took direct hits from major storms and incurred millions of dollars in flood damage. Luckily, in 2019, no hurricanes...

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Growing Trees and Family Traditions in Madison County

When Paul Goodall walks his farm, he has a lot to remember. As he crosses the hilly pastures, Paul remembers to check his water troughs for overflow, inspect his cattle fence, and monitor the growth of a stand of newly planted trees. On a 600 acre farm, something...

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Oyster Restoration VIP River Experience

“If you look closely across the bow you can see we are about to be surrounded by them” said Captain Moncure as he guided the River Steward boat across an oyster reef in Carter’s Creek. My friends and I had signed up to spend a day with Friends of the Rappahannock...

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Another Big Fall Cleanup in the Books!

Everyone was in great spirits as they descended on Old Mill Park on Sunday October 7th for our annual Big Fall Cleanup. We couldn’t have asked for better weather or volunteers. Everyone was excited to do a little hard work and have a good time. Over 230 volunteers...

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FOR interns help with oyster restoration

I am a rising senior at the University of Mary Washington and I'm majoring in biology. I started working with Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) this summer because I’ve always had an interest in wildlife and the environment and a passion for conserving it. This summer...

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Volunteers needed for upcoming River Cleanups

Friends of the Rappahannock was founded in 1985 as a group of citizens cleaning up trash along the river in Fredericksburg. Since then, we’ve grown to an organization of over 2,000 members and eight full time staff operating across sixteen counties, but we remain true...

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Remington river cleanup is a huge success

Some days the workplace is at the office, and some days you get to spend outside working the field alongside great people.Another Rappahannock River Cleanup was completed on Friday May 25, 2018 thanks to incredible partners and volunteers. Friends and...

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