The Chesapeake Conservancy has named River Rock Outfitter in downtown Fredericksburg a “Champion of the Chesapeake”
April Peterson is the owner of River Rock Outfitter in Fredericksburg, VA. Since opening her shop she has been committed not only to the community, but also to protecting our water resources along the Rappahannock River and thus, the Chesapeake Bay. She has hosted and supported countless events to educate and take action to protect our waterways. She has sponsored and participated in many litter clean-ups, hosted, and sponsored educational movie events, she even developed a now annual music festival event called “Rock the River” in support of educating about and protecting the Rappahannock. April is constantly reaching out to local non-profits to connect them with grant opportunities she learns about through her distributors and elsewhere. April serves on the volunteer board for Friends of the Rappahannock and Main Street Program in Fredericksburg. She gives selflessly of her time and resources and never asks for recognition. She is a true Champion of the Chesapeake!