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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!

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Meet our volunteer FOLAR Board Members

The FOLAR board meets bimonthly to establish goals and update members on progress of projects. It 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

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.  Public welcome.

  • August 21, 2019
  • October 16, 2019
  • December 18, 2019 
  • February 19, 2020
  • April 15, 2020
  • June 17, 2020

Help FOLAR conserve and protect the Appomattox River

Make a tax-deductible donation to FOLAR


FOLAR ORGANIZATIONAL PUBLIC DOCUMENTS (IRS 990, 1023, and Letter of determination nonprofit status, etc.) are available by email request to FOLAR Executive Director at or by phone at (804)861-1666.  These documents are also available online at GiveRichmond – Guidestar