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


Spring on the River

Spring Trail Counts

Get your pen and eyes ready

When: May 16 and 18th
Time: 10am – 12noon or 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Trail Counts are biannual counts conducted along the Appomattox River Trail. Supported by volunteers like you, this effort gathers valuable data about biking and walking activity to improve planning and design. Volunteers will choose a day and count location and will count the number of people walking and biking along their trail section for a 2-hour period.

We’ll count at five sites. Choose the day(s) and time(s) you would like to volunteer. In appreciation of your time and effort, Trail Count volunteers will be entered into a drawing for a great FOLAR gift.


Thank you to everyone

who came out on Saturday to enjoy and learn more about our beautiful Appomattox River and it’s natural surroundings at the best FOLAR RiverFest ever!

We are so grateful to all the partners, exhibitors, vendors, and volunteers who made the event possible – especially Dinwiddie County Parks, Recreation & Tourism, Hopewell Rec. & Parks, and Fort Lee! Thanks to our sponsors and supporters, Southside Electric Cooperative, Appomattox River Soil and Water District, Westrock, and John Randolph Foundation! The beautiful Appomattox Riverside Park and Trail are there year round to use and love (and please respect by not littering). Lace-up you shoes, bring your bike, kayak, and/or fishing gear and enjoy one of the most beautiful places around. FOLAR members work passionately to keep the River clean and accessible to all– please consider joining or making a gift to FOLAR to help us keep it beautiful! See more pictures on our Facebook page!


Spread the Trail Vision

We’re Almost There!

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




Clean the Bay Day – June 1, 9am – noon, at the NEW Rotary Park at Pocahontas Island

Join in when we grab our trash bags and gloves and pick up trash from the river and trail around the NEW Rotary Park at Pocahontas Island, Petersburg.

The City of Petersburg, Area Rotary Clubs, and FOLAR invite you to the celebration of the opening of the NEW Rotary Park at Pocahontas Island, 181 Rolfe St, Petersburg, VA 23803. Map. June 1st is also the annual Clean the Bay Day when, each year, thousands of Virginians simultaneously descend on the rivers, streams, and beaches of the Chesapeake Bay watershed to remove harmful litter and debris. So after we celebrate the new park, we’ll all grab a bag and spread out to pick up trash along the Appomattox river and trail. 

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 }