Communities Working in Partnership to Conserve and Protect the Lower Appomattox River

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FOLAR invests in developing the greenway-blueway trail network, enhancing the river, organizing cleanups, and other events that protect the river. In addition to enjoying the lower Appomattox River by attending river-related events and programs, there are other ways to get involved directly!

JOIN FOLAR and help build the Appomattox River Trail for all to enjoy!

DONATE to FOLAR’s general fund. If you’re already a member, increase your impact by helping FOLAR improve river ecology, protect special places, and promote outdoor connections.

DONATED TO THE FOLAR FOUNDERS FUND to honor our longest serving founding board members, Richard Taylor and Wayne Walton.

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    Learn about the FOLAR Environmental Stewardship Scholarship


    Meet our volunteer FOLAR Board Members



    The FOLAR board meets bimonthly to establish goals and update members on progress of projects. is an organization that consists of volunteers who are serious about the projects they take on that results in a good track record of a list of successfully completed assignments.

    Click here to see a list of our current board members and FOLAR Bylaws.



    Wendy Austin 
    Executive Director
    (804) 543-0325

    Heather Barrar
    Regional Trails Program Director
    (804) 512-4486

    Kiffy Werkheiser
    Development Director
    (804) 928-6362

    THIRD Wednesday of even months (February, April, June, August, October, and December) at 5:00PM at the Crater Planning District Commission, 1964 Wakefield Street, Petersburg, VA 23805.  Unless otherwise noted. Public welcome.

    June 16, 2021 – Virtual-Hybrid; Minutes; Agenda Minutes

    August 18, 2021 – Virtual-Hybrid; Agenda Minutes

    October 20, 2021 – Virtual-Hybrid; Agenda Minutes

    November 17, 2021. Special Closed Session

    December 15, 2021 – Virtual-Hybrid

    February 16, 2022 – TBD

    April  20, 2022 – TBD

    June 15, 2022 -TBD