RESTORATION

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 colleagues from...

Planting and paddling toward a cleaner river

How do you write about a feeling? It's the feeling you get when a well-scripted plan meets a group of hard-working volunteers; when work meets play meets growth; when education meets restoration meets recreation in a symphony of dirty hands, elbow grease, and...

Students work hard to install a living shoreline

Shoreline projects in the tidal Rappahannock river watershed require quite a bit of coordination. On a recent living shoreline project along Hill’s Creek in Lancaster County, Friends of the Rappahannock and the Northern Neck Technical Center needed the sun, the moon,...

Headwaters Stream Initiative Spring Preview

At Friends of the Rappahannock, we like to say that restoring a watershed is like cleaning a car. To do it right, you have to start at the top and work your way down. At the top of our watershed is the “headwaters” of the Rappahannock river system, which starts in the...

Stream restoration is underway in Madison County

After three and a half years of planning, fundraising, design, and permitting we are very excited to announce that one of our largest restoration projects is breaking ground! We are working on a large fish passage and stream restoration project on a tributary to the...

Volunteers Needed for Spring Restoration Projects!

Every year around the beginning of March, Friends of the Rappahannock begins the final planning for a wide range of restoration projects throughout the Rappahannock River watershed. These projects include everything from a neighborhood trash cleanup on...

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.

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 colleagues from...

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Planting and paddling toward a cleaner river

How do you write about a feeling? It's the feeling you get when a well-scripted plan meets a group of hard-working volunteers; when work meets play meets growth; when education meets restoration meets recreation in a symphony of dirty hands, elbow grease, and...

read more

Students work hard to install a living shoreline

Shoreline projects in the tidal Rappahannock river watershed require quite a bit of coordination. On a recent living shoreline project along Hill’s Creek in Lancaster County, Friends of the Rappahannock and the Northern Neck Technical Center needed the sun, the moon,...

read more

Headwaters Stream Initiative Spring Preview

At Friends of the Rappahannock, we like to say that restoring a watershed is like cleaning a car. To do it right, you have to start at the top and work your way down. At the top of our watershed is the “headwaters” of the Rappahannock river system, which starts in the...

read more

Stream restoration is underway in Madison County

After three and a half years of planning, fundraising, design, and permitting we are very excited to announce that one of our largest restoration projects is breaking ground! We are working on a large fish passage and stream restoration project on a tributary to the...

read more

Volunteers Needed for Spring Restoration Projects!

Every year around the beginning of March, Friends of the Rappahannock begins the final planning for a wide range of restoration projects throughout the Rappahannock River watershed. These projects include everything from a neighborhood trash cleanup on...

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The Name of the Game is Maintenance

The restoration of the Rappahannock River watershed and Chesapeake Bay requires a wide range of infrastructure and restoration projects designed to reduce pollutants like nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediments from entering our local waterways. These projects are often...

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Headwater Stream Initiative

Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) and the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC)are pleased to announce a new Headwater Stream Initiative designed to provide FREE technical assistance, project design, materials, and labor for the planting of native trees and shrubs in...

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Big Cleanup, Big Success

As the calendar turns and we start the beginning of the fall season, we want to highlight one of our big successes so far, the Big Fall Cleanup. On September 9, we were delighted to have 19 sponsoring organizations and hundreds of community volunteers come together to...

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StreamSweepers Tackle the Upper Rappahannock

By: Debbie Manzari Program Manager StreamSweepers Center for Natural Capital StreamSweepers is a job training and employment program restoring people and nature, one river at a time.  Stream Sweepers was hatched after a group of Orange residents got together to...

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Stream restoration project nears completion

By Madison White Franks KILMARNOCK—A major sediment reduction and stream restoration project is coming to a successful end in Kilmarnock this week, according to planning and zoning administrator Marshall Sebra. He indicated there was a problem with erosion, calling...

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Maury Park gets a make over

  Friends of the Rappahannock worked with the City of Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation Department and local student volunteers to do a hefty maintenance project at a park in downtown Fredericksburg. This project was led by Phil Cole, an environmental geology major...

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Brook Trout Released in Rappahannock Headwaters

In the fall of 2016, Friends of the Rappahannock kicked off the second year of our Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program thanks to an Environmental Education grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). TIC is a nationwide program run by our partners at Trout...

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How riparian buffers actually improve water quality

FOR's mission is to be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River. Our restoration team and dedicated volunteers are in and around streams and river year-round from the Blue Ridge to the Bay, planting tree buffers, sticking live stakes into...

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New Grant Awards to Help Support Restoration Efforts

Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) is pleased to announce the recent award of two new grants to support our restoration program which works to protect and restore the Rappahannock River and its tributaries throughout the 18 county region which makes up the larger...

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Riparian Buffer Restored on the Rappahannock River

One of the largest riparian buffer restoration projects of the year was completed this April and was situated along the main stem of the Rappahannock River in Flint Hill, Virginia. Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), Virginia...

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Rose River Student Stream Assessment

Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) teamed up with the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District, Virginia Department of Forestry, Natural Resource Conservation Service, volunteers, and hundreds of local students to spend several days collecting data and learning...

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Why I hate chocolate milk

Any angler who regularly fishes the Rappahannock understands the frustration of waiting out the deluge of muddy water that inevitably follows a big spring rain. Even four or five days after a storm, once the river has returned to normal flow, suspended sediment often...

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