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



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.

Support FOLAR's Work


FOLAR is working to create a World-class Trail

A path to learning, conservation, wellness and prosperity

Learn how you can help.

2020 Spring River Clean-up: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED – You can still come outside and help!

The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly developing 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.

Parks and trails are open and you are encouraged to go outside and
walk, bike, or run.

CLICK HERE for a list of access points along the Appomattox River. Be sure to check local government websites for closings and/or restrictions.

Be sure to refrain from visiting if you are sick and/or experiencing symptoms consistent with the COVID-19 infection; and

Follow social distancing guidelines during all visits by keeping a distance of 6 feet or more between you and other guests.

When you go out to walk, bike, or run, take a bag and some gloves and pick up any trash you see. We must all work together to keep our parks and trails clean and green and our river pristine!

Protecting the special places you love is the reason why the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River exists and what we are working daily to achieve and we need your help. Every gift makes a difference. Donations of any size are welcome and greatly appreciated! Just like every mile of trail adds up, so too does every gift.

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

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 }