One River, One Community, One Shared Commitment.
Founded in 1988, our mission is to keep the North Fork of the Shenandoah River clean, healthy, and beautiful through advocacy, community action, education and science. Friends serves as the “community support organization” for Seven Bends State Park and assists other public lands sites with programs and projects throughout our watershed.
- Bird Walk at Seven Bends State Park with Kirk Andrews – Lupton Entrance, Seven Bends State ParkRegister Online
- Wildflower Walk at Seven Bends State Park with Jack Monsted – Seven Bends State Park, Lupton EntranceRegister Online
- FSBSP Open Public Meeting – Register here
Register here for Session 1 or Session 2 of the Shenandoah Reel Women Summer Camps! Session 1 SCPR Code: 330621-A…
Friends of the North Fork just wrapped up the last lecture of our Seven Bends Lecture Series this past weekend,…
This past Sunday, May 2, 2021, Chris Bolgiano presented on how deforestation in the late 1800s and early 1900s led…
Join the ranks of avid river stewards (remotely!) this Earth Day weekend and help to keep the river clean! Participate…
River News From Across The State
See updates from a variety of our partners working around the Valley and beyond.
- 7 tree-mendous facts: How trees support the Potomac River, us, and each other
- Ask the Expert: Is it safe to swim in the Potomac River?
- Update: Maryland legislators fail to pass Climate Solutions Now Bill
- Ask An Expert: How to become a birder
- It's dolphin season! Here's what we know (so far) about the Potomac River population
- What do your neighbors think about the climate crisis? Our top 4 climate survey takeaways
- 5 *completely legal* ways to pollute the Potomac
- Study finds globally rare plants and habitat on mountain protected by Potomac Conservancy