Paddle or Battle!

Paddle or Battle 10 Miles on the Appomattox River
Saturday, September 24th, 9 AM
Hopewell City Marina to Pocahontas Island Petersburg
Mark Your Calendar – More Info Soon!

Get Involved

Public Meeting to Gather Input
on Trail and Branding/Signage Master Plan
Thursday, August 4, 6PM

Appomattox Regional Library in Hopewell

Spring Clean-up Best Ever

FOLAR hosted more than 200 volunteers and picked up nearly 5,000 pounds of trash at eight sites along the Appomattox River for its Annual Spring River Clean-up. Great thanks to Ft. Lee soldiers and Perdue employees for their large group efforts and to the local kayakers who helped from on the River! Thanks to John Rooney with the Cockade City Camera Clup for some great photos. SEE MORE PHOTOS AT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

Let’s all be more careful to contain our trash along the River and EVERYWHERE. These folks would rather be fishing or boating instead of wading in mud with heavy trash bags.



Inaugural 5K Trail Run a Great Success

It was a “Wet & Wild” Inaugural 5K Trail Run to Support Special Olympics and FOLAR at the Prince George Appomattox River Regional Park!

Thanks to all participants and sponsors and to the Prince George Parks & Recreation and Tri-Cities Roadrunners for making everything go so smoothly! Thanks also to the great volunteer photographers who covered the event, Chikweita Settle and Fred Stein of the Cockade City Camera Club for their community service – in tough conditions! SEE MORE PHOTOS AT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.



THANK YOU to our top supporters of 2015!

  • Appomattox River Soil & Water Conservation District
  • HDR Engineering, Inc.
  • Rotary Clubs
  • The Cameron Foundation
  • Dinwiddie County
  • Dominion Resources, Inc.
  • Hopewell Cogeneration
  • Southside Electric Cooperative
  • WestRock
  • Virginia American Water, Co.
  • Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  • Vulcan Materials Company
  • Walmart

USGS Water Data

Pulling the canoe or kayak out this weekend? Get Real Time Water Data for the Appomattox River and other local bodies of water with USGS Water Data for the Nation.


Sponsor FOLAR

We’ve accomplished many of our goals over the last few years but could not have done it without the help from our sponsors.  FOLAR is a non-profit organization founded on support and contributions from local and national businesses.

Become a sponsor and help support the Appomattox River.