Rappahannock-Fredericksburg Rotary Club

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:
Rappahannock-Fredericksburg Rotary Club

The river otter is named:
“Rappahannock-Fredericksburg Rotary Club”

The Rappahannock-Fredericksburg Rotary Club is a group of more than 120 dedicated, professional leaders actively engaged in building a better place to live within our community.  We are a proud part of the 1.4 million Rotarians around the world functioning as a force multiplier to promote peace, and to support humanitarian efforts, like the eradication of polio.

Since 1985, The Rappahannock-Fredericksburg Rotary Club has committed to service above self, by working together to build good will and better friendships.  With projects and grants too many to list, our community service focuses on promoting peace, preventing diseases, providing access to clean water and sanitation, enhancing maternal and child health, improving education and literacy, and helping our community meaningfully grow and mature.  It has been an honor for our Club to sponsor the sandstone benches to enhance the City’s new Riverfront Park, and to adopt this playful bronze River Otter to amuse the Rising Sun Tavern Historic District. 

The Club meets every Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. for fellowship, breakfast and a program presented by a variety of influencers in our community.  We offer expanded, flexible opportunities to practice “Service Above Self” through our Satellite Club., which meets twice a month, on every third Thursday evening for a business/program meeting, and at least one other time to perform community service projects. 

We hope you will take a moment to learn more.  Visit: www.RappRotary.org/

List of Rotarians who donated to this project:

Rappahannock Rotary Satellite Club

John Atkins
Earl Baughman
Rob Billingsley
Bill Bolden
Ron Branscome
Janet Brown
Kevin Breen
April Burch
Tom Carlson
Nick Cadwallender
John Coker
Anita Crossfield
Brian D’Orazio
Ed Evers
Mike Gillenwater
Joe Green
Dana Herlong
Mary Louise Holmes
Martha Hutzel
Don Leake
Taylor Lewis
Andy Lynn
Joan McLaughlin
Marty Miller
Melissa Okrasinski
Howard Owen
Dennis Parsons
Bill Pasanelli
David Pierce
Fred Rankin
Sam Smart
George Solley
Mark Steele
Roy Strohl
Ken Tomayko
Woody Van Valkenburgh
Carol Wagner
Chip Willis

By the Rappahannock-Fredericksburg Rotary Club