Thank you for supporting Friends of the Lower Appomattox River and the Appomattox River Trail and Park System.
Your gift will make an impact today and for generations to come.



Making a gift to Friends of the Lower Appomattox River with a QCD from your retirement account, or IRA rollover, may be a tax-smart way to donate. QCDs may be counted toward satisyfing your required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the year. Certain rules must be met to quality, for example, you must be 70 ½ or older to be eligible to make a QCD.  Please consult your financial or tax advisor for more details. Checks may be made out to “FOLAR”, 1964 Wakefield St, Petersburg, VA 23805.



By naming Friends of the Lower Appomattox River as a beneficiary of your estate plans through a will, trust, retirement plan, or insurance policy, you leave a conservation legacy by making the world a healthier place for future generations. We can help you prepare to meet with your attorney.  Please let us know if you have included FOLAR in your estate plans so that we can clarify your intentions and honor your legacy as you wish.  Contact: FOLAR Development Director, Kiffy Werkheiser,



An easy way to double your contribution to Friends of the Lower Appomattox River is to ask your employer if they will match your gift. Please ask your employer for a matching gift form.  Then just fill in your portion, send it to us and we’ll do the rest. Please keep in mind that many employers will also match gifts even if you are now retired.



Shop Amazon Smile, choose FOLAR as your charity of choice, and Amazon donates a portion of your purchase to support our programs!  If you use a mobile phone or tablet to shop Amazon, fill up your cart in the app first, then go to your internet browser and type in SMILE.AMAZON.COM to pay. It takes the extra step of switching from app to browser (or phone to computer) but it’s worth it.



IMPORTANT TAX INFORMATION:  Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization; Federal Tax ID No. 30-0289556. Legal Address:  1964 Wakefield St, Petersburg, VA 23805.  FOLAR’s financial statements are available from the State Office of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218 or online at  FOLAR does not provide legal, financial, or tax advice, and we encourage donors to consult with their own personal legal, financial, and tax advisors.


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:  FOLAR Development Director, Kiffy Werkheiser,

Our Partners