Friends of the Rappahannock receives $91,000 grant to support local projects

FREDERICKSBURG—Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) recently received a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) River Restoration to support work in two regions of the tidal Rappahannock River watershed.

Based in Fredericksburg, FOR was awarded a $91,000 Small Watershed Grant from the NFWF’s Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund to support a variety of restoration, outreach and education programs in the communities surrounding Urbanna Creek and Carter Creek sub-watersheds, reported FOR programs manager Bryan Hofmann.

The projects will focus on oyster reef restoration, living shorelines and stormwater management, said Hofmann.

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