JOIN OUR TEAM! Seeking a Development Director

FOLAR is excited to accept applications for the full-time position of Development Director. FOLAR is a well-established, highly regarded, regional organization, and this position is critical to developing the resources needed to power our mission of working with our communities to conserve and protect the Appomattox River for all to enjoy. FOLAR’s Development Director is…

NEW Free-A-Tree Volunteer Program

Starting at the new river overlook on University Blvd, FOLAR (Friends of the Lower Appomattox River) is organizing and training volunteers to save trees and native plants and restore local ecosystems and riparian buffers that improve water quality. FOLAR’s new Invasive Plant Educator and Volunteer Coordinator, Elise Neuscheler, will be on-site to teach volunteers about…

Sturgeon “Art on the ART” to Debut in September 2022 along the Appomattox River

People can soon see varied art installations representing the Atlantic sturgeon along the Appomattox River Trail (the ART). “Art on the ART” is a Public Art Project organized by Richmond CultureWorks Tri-Cities Program Manager Daniel Jones to celebrate and increase awareness about the on-going effort to protect sturgeon and their habitat. While the Atlantic sturgeon were thought to…

Petersburg Receives Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

Governor Glenn Youngkin recognized the winners of the 2022 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards at the recent Environment Virginia Symposium. The Appomattox River Trail – University Boulevard Overlook & Trailhead was recognized as a silver medal winner, the program’s second highest honor, along with two other projects from across the state. Reginald Tabor, Director of Planning…

Spring 2022 Event Sign Up!

Check out FOLAR’s calendar of events for 2022. Groups interested in sponsorship or volunteering can contact Kiffy Werkheiser at kwerkheiser@folar-va.org.  NOTE: FOLAR follows the guidance of the CDC on the prevention of COVID-19 through masking, social distancing, and hand sanitizing. 4/2 5K Trail Run-Walk 4/9 Youth Outdoor Exploration 4/30 Volunteer River Clean-up 5/7 Youth Outdoor…

2021 Outstanding Community Service Awards

The FOLAR Board of Directors is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS. These awards honor the impact of individuals and organizations who have made a difference for our community through exemplary service and philanthropy in support of conserving and protecting the Appomattox River for all to enjoy.   **VOLUNTEER…