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$1 Million Cameron Grant helps pave way for park, trail development for Dinwiddie, Chesterfield, Petersburg

The Board and Staff of Friends of the Lower Appomattox are thrilled to receive the largest grant in our 20 year history from The Cameron Foundation.

READ THE PRESS COVERAGE from The Progress-Index, August 24, 2021: River advocacy group gets $1 million for trail-network project (

WATCH THE VIDEO from our Grant Announcement at Ferndale Park in Dinwiddie, including highlights from the following speakers:

Wendy Austin, FOLAR Executive Director
Sam Hayes, FOLAR Board Chairperson
Todd Graham, President of The Cameron Foundation
Kevin Massengill, Dinwiddie County Administrator
Sam Parham, Petersburg City Mayor
Stuart Turille, Petersburg City Manager
Scott Zaremba, Chesterfield County Deputy Administrator

READ THE PRESS RELEASE from The Cameron Foundation and FOLAR: 7-Figure Gift Announced (