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

Spring on the River

Family Fun in Nature

2019 RiverFest – Find LOVE on the Appomattox River Trail (ART)

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Spread the Trail Vision

We need your help NOW to meet the challenge.

Give to the $100,000 challenge grant

The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation supports Appomattox River Trail by encouraging others to donate – will match donations and gift increases. The good news is we are over half-way there. But we still need your help. Please make a DONATION and spread the word about the vision of the A.R.T.



FOLAR is working to create a World-class Trail

A path to learning, conservation, wellness and prosperity

Learn how you can help




FOLAR Honors Volunteers with 2018 Awards

 Honoring and celebrating special

Friends of the Lower Appomattox River

2018 Volunteers and Supporters!



Chairman’s Award:
Pam Goddard, Senior Program Director, Mid-Atlantic Region, National Parks Conservation Association

Volunteer of the Year:
Laura Bauer, Virginia American Water Company
Kelly Ryan, Virginia American Water Company

Government Agency:
Hopewell City Public Schools, Melody Hackney, Ed.D.Superintendent of Schools

Business-Industry Award:
Perdue Farms Mid-Atlantic Replenishment Center, Daniel Stein, Director of Operations

Friend of The River:
Edie Golden
Chesterfield IST-GIS, Raymond Crew

Friend of FOLAR:
Jan Rowley

Community Partner:
Rotary International District 7600 Clubs – Chester, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Petersburg Breakfast, and Prince George

2018 Major Financial Contributors Recognition

o Appomattox River Soil & Water Conservation District
o The Cameron Foundation
o Dinwiddie County
o John Randolph Foundation
o Virginia American Water
o Vulcan Materials Company
o WestRock

Scholarship Applications Open Nov 15

FOLAR and the John Randolph Foundation encourage students in pursuit of post-secondary education to complete the Foundation’s online application to apply for scholarships. FOLAR is proud to offer the FOLAR Environmental Stewardship Scholarship through the Foundation.

The vision that drives FOLAR’s Environmental Stewardship award is that service and commitment to natural resources conservation are vital to the complete education of our future leaders. Through the establishment of the environmental stewardship scholarship, we will enable talented and committed students to develop as community leaders with the skills necessary to make positive changes to their future communities. FOLAR scholarships are awarded to individuals who demonstrate academic achievement and commitment to community service.

The John Randolph Foundation  offers a number of scholarships for a variety of academic pursuits to local students residing in Hopewell, Prince George, Enon, Chester, Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Sussex, Surry, Charles City and Varina. Click here for more information about the John Randolph Foundation Scholarship program.

Online scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 academic year will be accepted November 15, 2018 through 4 p.m. February 15, 2018.

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

columbia-gas-vadominion-powerwalmart 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 }