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

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Appomattox River view in Petersburg

Become a Friend by making a tax-deductible donation to FOLAR.

Together we are stronger.

Dear Friend,

FOLAR is the only organization in the region dedicated to conserving and protecting the natural, cultural, and recreational resources along the lower Appomattox River which flows on a continuous route through six central Virginia communities from Lake Chesdin, straddling Chesterfield and Dinwiddie Counties, through Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Prince George County to the confluence with the James River at historic City Point, Hopewell. FOLAR has served the our region since 2001.

Your donation will help FOLAR as we work to improve parks, establish trails, access the river, and protect special places through our River Stewardship-Education Programs, Water Quality programs, and the construction of the Appomattox River Trail.

Wendy Austin, Executive Director

As a part of our membership and giving plan, any gift of $35 or greater qualifies you as a member of the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River. To view our membership levels and benefits, please visit our membership page. If you prefer to mail your donation, please send a check made out to “FOLAR” to:

1964 Wakefield St
Petersburg, VA 23805

For questions about qualified charitable distributions (QCD) from your retirement account, gifts of appreciated stock, etc. please contact FOLAR Development Director, Kiffy Werkheiser at NOTE: The Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our federal ID number is 30-0289556. Your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

We depend on private donations to succeed.
Please consider giving at one of these tax-deductible contribution levels:



Have Your Employer Match Your Gift
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.

Give as a Corporation
Corporate support is especially important in funding FOLAR. Businesses can provide donations for general support of FOLAR, or direct their donations toward projects of specific interest.