Congratulations, you otter-ly amazing human – you found one of our beautiful bronze otter sculptures! This sculpture is part of the Otter-ly Amazing Fredericksburg Project supported by Fredericksburg, VA Main Street, and the City of Fredericksburg.

Did you know that the Rappahannock River is home to the river otter? These furry river dwellers are a crucial indicator of an aquatic ecosystem’s health, and their presence is a sign of good water quality. Thanks to the cleanup efforts from local environmental organizations like Friends of the Rappahannock, otters have started returning to our river!

This otter proudly serves as a symbol of the health and vitality of our city.

Learn more about the river otter and this project at fredericksburgotters.com.

Our donors named their otters in honor of family members, important people, pets, or with a name that represents their values or beliefs. We hope you will enjoy the stories that weave a community together and give you a glimpse of the special people who call Fredericksburg home.

This river otter was proudly donated by:
David and Anne Pierce and Family

This river otter is named:

Ohana is Hawaiian for family and family is very important to us.  We moved to Fredericksburg right after we got married in 1981 and all our boys were born and raised here.  Fredericksburg has been “Family” to all of us.  From our vocations, our friends, our educators, our grandchildren (children’s children), all these things have made up the fabric of our “family” and we are richer for it.  We are pleased to be part of making the otters part of our Fredericksburg family.

We chose to donate to this effort because we want to support the sense of “Family” that we feel here Fredericksburg and to share that with our neighbors and visitors to our family’s city.

We love the prevailing quality of life that we experience here and feel that the way the otters represent the Rappahannock River, and its central symbol of that quality is a wonderful illustration and draws attention to that quality of life.

By The Pierce Family