Communities Working in Partnership to Conserve and Protect the Lower Appomattox River
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2014 Battle or Paddle

Paddle Battle and Hooray

We're proud to present to you the 7th Annual Battle or Paddle along the Appomattox River from Petersburg to Hopewell.

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Get Involved

Get Involved with FOLAR

Volunteer with cleanups, water quality monitoring, projects, or become a member of FOLAR.  There are many ways to get involved!

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TODAY IS THE DAY to support FOLAR during the Amazing Raise! Online Event!

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**** OUR GOAL is to WIN THE NOTABLE NEWCOMER PRIZE and raise $3,000 for FOLAR! ****

We need YOU to be part of FOLAR's first year participating in this two-day, 36 hour, online giving event designed to celebrate and support the work of FOLAR and other local nonprofits. We are asking for your financial support in the Amazing Raise event starting this Wednesday, September 17 through Thursday, September18. 

We've set an inaugural goal of $3000!  As a first time participant we are also eligible for the NOTABLE NEWCOMER PRIZE which awards an additional $1,000 to the organization that is a first time active participant and receives the most donations

The minimum gift amount that can be processed through The Amazing Raise is $25. Of course, all donations are greatly appreciated and go directly toward achieving FOLAR's - and YOUR - mission of protecting and promoting the Lower Appomattox River.

Help FOLAR be the Notable Newcomer for 2014's Amazing Raise. It’s so easy! You can donate to FOLAR online between 6 AM on Sept. 17th and 6 pm on Sept. 18th at FOLAR's DONATION PAGE

Let's join together to raise $3000 dollars AND the Notable Newcomer Prize - then we'll put it to work along the beautiful Lower Appomattox River!



Folar would like to thank some of our biggest sponsors for their generous contributions to help make FOLAR's goals a reality. Special thanks to American Water and Vulcan Materials for all that you do.


FOLAR Board Members 2013

board_of_directors Say hello to the current FOLAR board members!!!!

FOLAR Receives Dominion Grant

FOLAR was one of six organizations in the Richmond region to receive an environmental stewardship grant from the Dominion Foundation.  Read the article from the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Watch out for Poison Ivy

Leaflets of Three- Let Them Be!!!
A very important article was posted recently about a Duke study that poison ivy is thriving this summer and that its allergic toxin, urushoil is becoming three times as potent as before due to excess carbon in the atmosphere. So when out along the trails be aware of wear you and your kids are walking to avoid poison ivy contact.!!!

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USGS Water Data


Pulling the canoe or kayak out this weekend?  Get Real Time Water Data for the Appomattox River and other local bodies of water with USGS Water Data for the Nation.

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Sponsor FOLAR

We've accomplished many of our goals over the last few years but could not have done it without the help from our sponsors.  FOLAR is a non-profit organization founded on support and contributions from local and national businesses.

Become a sponsor and help support the Appomattox River.

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