Through Advocacy, Education and Restoration strives to be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River.
Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) was formed in 1985 as a non-profit, grassroots conservation organization.
We are citizens from all walks of life, whose common goal is to maintain the water quality, living resources, and scenic beauty of the Rappahannock River and its tributaries. We work with a wide variety of stakeholders, from local governments to elementary students, to educate about the river and to advocate for actions and policies that will protect and restore the values that make the Rappahannock River so special.
We are led by a volunteer Executive Committee and a professional staff that includes environmental scientists, educators, and a working waterman.
- 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.
3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg VA 22401
501 North Church Road
Tappahannock VA 22560