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Neighborhood Trail Access Planning and Signage

  Through a grant from the Crater Health District (CHD) under the Virginia Department of Health,  FOLAR is able to expand the the scope of the Appomattox River Trail planning project to include more engagement with Hopewell and Petersburg residents. The expanded scope will focus on neighborhoods along the river in the Cities of Hopewell and Petersburg  in order to help provide increased opportunities for residents to add more physical activity into their daily routines as part of a grant from the Crater Health District (CHD).

The CHD works to foster healthy communities through disease prevention & control, health promotion, environmental protection and emergency preparedness & response.

FOLAR will host three public community meetings to present the Appomattox River Trail (ART) Draft Master Plan and to receive additional public input into recommendations for more detailed and additional neighborhood access routes and signage.

Two agencies, Land Planning & Design Associates and AB Design, will help facilitate the public meetings and will prepare the Neighborhood Access Project recommendations, design, and signage. These same two agencies have been working to develop the overall ART Master Plan through funding from the Cameron Foundation. The neighborhood access information gathered at these community meetings will be integrated into the overall ART Master Plan. The final planning document is scheduled for completion in early 2017.

LINK: Draft Hopewell and Petersburg Neighborhood Access Signage Plan

For more information contact Wendy Austin at contactus@folar-va.org

Watch out for Poison Ivy

Leaflets of Three- Let Them Be!!!

A very important article was posted recently about a Duke study that poison ivy is thriving this summer and that its allergic toxin, urushoil is becoming three times as potent as before due to excess carbon in the atmosphere. So when out along the trails be aware of wear you and your kids are walking to avoid poison ivy contact.!!!

Appomattox Scenic River Designation

The entire 23 miles of the Appomattox River from Lake Chesdin in Chesterfield County, VA to the convergence with the James River at historic City Point in Hopewell, VA received Scenic River Designation by the Virginia Genreal Assembly in 2011.

View a video from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation on the Scenic River Designation Process  https://youtu.be/qNKeXPiGvTo