Richard Taylor–Wayne Walton
Grow the Greenway-Blueway Founders Fund
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WITH RICHARD TAYLOR AND WAYNE WALTON
AN EXCITING LEGACY!
Honor our longest serving FOLAR founding leaders, Richard Taylor (R) and
Wayne Walton (L), and directly invest in endeavors that grow and sustain the programs of the Appomattox River Trail greenway-blueway they helped to start.
The FOLAR legacy of Richard Taylor and Wayne Walton begins in 2000 with the formation of the regional all-volunteer friends group as an outcome of recommendations from a study by the Crater Planning District Commission. From there, the group grew and established as a nonprofit organization, where Richard served as the first chairman of the FOLAR board and Wayne served thereafter as chairman for fifteen years, retiring in 2016. Through Richard and Wayne’s legacy of extraordinary service, philanthropy, and collaboration, FOLAR strengthened and added the leadership of Ken Newman and Mike Golden, hired two full-time staff members, worked to develop master plans for the Appomattox River corridor, conserved 80+ acres of land along the river, and funded and built more than $2+ million in riverside parks, trails, and piers for public access as well as hosting many community programs including the Annual Paddle-or-Battle, RiverFest, and Canoemobile.
As we continue to carry forward, Richard and Wayne’s legacy of conserving and protecting the Appomattox River for future generations, we believe deeply in the value of the greenway-blueway, as a path to learning, wellness, conservation, and prosperity.
We hope you do as well and that you will give generously to this honorary fund.
With your generous donation to the Richard Taylor–Wayne Walton Grow the Greenway-Blueway Founders Fund you will become part of a long and admirable tradition of coming together to ensure that the lower Appomattox River is preserved and will continue to share its history and natural assets in even better ways.
Please complete the form below to donate to the Richard Taylor–Wayne Walton Grow the Greenway-Blueway Founders Fund
. . Prefer to send a check? Please mail it to: Friends of the Lower Appomattox River, 1964 Wakefield Street, Petersburg, VA 23805