What is the Otter-ly Amazing Fredericksburg Project?
In November 2021, Fredericksburg, VA Main Street began raising funds to install bronze river otters in locations around Downtown – the Otter-ly Amazing Fredericksburg Project! Now we have bronze river otters in key locations symbolically connecting the Rappahannock River and Riverfront Park with our Downtown Business District. These river otters serve as a fun way to inform residents and tourists about the attributes of beautiful Downtown Fredericksburg and the Rappahannock River.
Why choose a River Otter as our mascot?
These furry river dwellers are a crucial indicator of an aquatic ecosystem’s health. 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! The otter will now proudly serve as a symbol of the health and vitality of our city.