Signs of Recovery for Chesapeake Bay

Latest report from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Underwater grasses expanded 21 percent. The blue crab population jumped 35 percent. The Bay’s native oyster population, a critical species that naturally filters the Bay’s water, is rebounding. For the past two years, … Continued

Friends of the Rappahannock

Mission Statement Through Advocacy, Education and Restoration strives to be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River.   Details Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) was formed in 1985 as a non-profit, grassroots conservation organization. We … Continued

Friends of the Rappahannock and partners create Ellery Kellum Reef Sanctuary in Carter’s Creek

LANCASTER COUNTY, VA- Thanks to a recent grant from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and a variety of local donations, Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) recently worked with Kellum Seafood and the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program (VAOSRP) … Continued

The Benefit of Buffers

Vegetated areas stabilize shorelines and stream banks, filter pollutants from stormwater runoff, and provide critical habitat for aquatic species and wildlife. All of these functions are crucial to protecting water quality in our rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. For more information, click here.