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 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.
Who We Are...
Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) was formed in 1985 as a nonprofit, grassroots conservation organization.
We are citizens from all walks of life, whose common goal is to maintain the water quality 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 promote environmentally responsible planning through active participation in the civic process. Our professional staff provides technical support to local governments, developers and teachers in areas of special expertise, including Low Impact Development codes and ordinances, Watershed Planning, Water Quality Monitoring, Invasive Species Control and Streambank Restoration.
We believe that community education is an essential tool for promoting environmental awareness and protection. As a result, we lead a variety of public education programs which focus on understanding and protecting the river's unique natural, scenic and historic resources.
Friends of the Rappahannock is governed by an up to 14-member Executive Committee which is elected by the membership annually. Members serve 2-year terms with a limit of three consecutive terms.
The Executive Committee meets at 6:00 pm on the 3rd Monday of each month at our Fredericksburg headquarters (3219 Fall Hill Ave.) The meetings are open to the public.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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