Your River Needs You


FOLAR works to protect the Appomattox River for all to enjoy. Together, we can make a difference.

and help be a voice for the river


It’s a great time to be on the Appomattox!

Check out the many ACCESS POINTS  in Dinwiddie, Chesterfield, Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Prince George, and Hopewell listed here on our website




FOLAR RIVERFEST 2017 Brings Fun to River History and Conservation

More than 1,200 people came out to enjoy the incredible outdoor experience provided by 25+ exhibitors and recreation specialists!

The Progress-Index published a very nice article about RiverFest 2017.  READ ARTICLE


Fort Lee for partnering with us on great program activities! — Obstacle Course, Kayaking, Archaeology and the Fort Lee Band!
Hopewell Rec & Parks for helping with the shuttle!
Dinwiddie Parks & Rec for site prep and parking!
Harlan Construction for site prep!
Container First for trash containers/removal!
Petersburg Area Regional Tourism (PART) for great additional publicity!
All the wonderful exhibitors and all our wonderful FOLAR volunteers!

We also THANK our EVENT SPONSORS who were so generous and helpful! Please be sure to support them and thank them as well:  Appomattox River Soil and Water Conservation District, John Randolph Foundation, Virginia American Water, Vulcan Materials, Walmart, and WestRock!

See all the great activities here. We’re planning more for next year so mark your calendar – SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH, 2018!


5K Trail Run at Prince George County Riverside Park supports FOLAR

From Hopewell Prince George Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center – April 12, 2017 – READ MORE
Today’s aspiring communities are resourceful in finding ways to establish accessible, fun, versatile spaces that attract activity. This past weekend Prince George County Parks and Recreation partnered with the Appomattox Regional Jail, Tri-cities Roadrunners, and Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) to provide the second annual 5K Trail Run at the Appomattox River Regional Park!

This 5K trail run traces a route along the beautiful Appomattox River and through a pristine park setting. The trail offered over 120 runners and walkers breathtaking scenery.

Prince George County is among the healthiest communities in Virginia, according to the County Health Rankings compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  The County ranks 43rd out of 133 communities in Virginia.

All proceeds from this wonderful event will be split between the Special Olympics of Virginia and Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR).

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.