State of the River

Friends of the Shenandoah River has been monitoring water quality in the Shenandoah River since 1987. We make that information available to government agencies, the public and the press here through our monitoring map and data portal.

FOSR Report: Risks of biosolid fertilizer application on water quality

How does nitrogen get in the streams of the Shenandoah Valley? The water quality data compiled from this FOSR 2013 study in Clarke County, Virginia indicate that springs located near fields or areas where biosolids have been applied have higher Read More

2014 Monitoring Calendar Available

Thank you to all our volunteers for your dedication to FOSR and to the Shenandoah River. Water samples are to be collected on either the highlighted Friday between 7:30 AM and the scheduled dropped off time for your location or Read More

Welcome Urbie Nash to the FOSR Board of Directors

Urbie retired in 2007 after 34 years as a professional environmental engineer. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. During his professional career he worked Read More

Good News for Friends of the Shenandoah Valley River System

In July, The South River Science Team sent out for review to its more than 100 members a draft proposal with the title “Remediation of Mercury in the South River and a Segment of the South Fork of the Shenandoah Read More

Support the 2013 FOSR Initiative

Lab Upgrades:  To continue meeting the challenge of providing accurate water quality analysis, the FOSR lab and field equipment need to be upgraded. We recently added testing modules that measure total nitrogen and total phosphorous in response to new state Read More

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