Your support will help FOLAR improve river ecology, protect special places, and promote outdoor connections and education.


$500,000 Challenge

Historic Appomattox Riverside-Ferndale Park



Developing the regional Appomattox River Trail greenway-blueway to positively impact public health, safety, and community prosperity for all.


FIND YOUR ADVENTURE along the Appomattox River.   Click here to visit the Best Part of Virginia!

Safety First – Physical Distancing

The National Recreation and Parks Association provides guidelines for safe distancing when in parks or on trails.


Restrictions and guidelines are different in various regions around the country, depending on how severe the coronavirus COVID-12 outbreak is – for now, in our region, WE CAN GO OUTDOORS for a walk, run, or bike-ride. Be sure to practice “physical distancing” and self-responsibility. Check local government websites for closings and/or restrictions at each site. 


The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is a changing situation. For the most up-to-date information, check resources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) regularly.

LEAVE NO TRASH. When you go, bring a suitable trash bag to take everything out. This protects park workers and helps keep our parks, trails, and river clean, green, and pristine.


We are very fortunate that the Appomattox River Trail provides nearby, beautiful, accessible locationsCLICK HERE to see where they are.

Remarkable regional support of the Appomattox River Trail!

FOLAR has received from the six localities in our service district – the counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Prince George and the cities of Petersburg, Colonial Heights and Hopewell – as well as letters of support from major partners like the Crater Planning District Commission, Fort Lee, Virginia State University, the National Park Service and the Gateway Region Economic Development Organization.  READ MORE.

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. { MORE INFORMATION }