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5K TRAIL RUN at PRINCE GEORGE PARK - Registration Open


Prince Georges 5K Race at Appomattox Riverside Park

Prince George Parks and Recreation, the Riverside Regional Jail, and the Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) are proud to host the first Appomattox River Regional Park 5K Trail Run! 
Participants at all levels are encouraged to come out and enjoy the festivities!

Time: April 2, 2016 from 9am to 11am
Location: Appomattox River Regional Park
Street: 800 FOLAR Trail
City/Town: North Prince George, VA
Phone: (804) 458-6164

Packets will be available for pick-up on Friday, April 1st from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the PG Community Center, 11100 Old Stage Road, 23875 or on the morning of the race.

All proceeds from the event will be split between the Special Olympics of Virginia and FOLAR.  SPONSORSHIP Opportunities

Mark Your Calendar to Get on the River

2016 Friends of the Lower Appomattox River Events

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March 26, 2016 - Annual Spring River Clean UpMeet at sites all along the river to help keep the shoreline clean.

April 2, 2016 - Prince George ARRP 5K
Participants at all levels are encouraged to come out and enjoy the festivities. All profits and donations go toward Special Olympics and Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR)

April 30, 2016 - RiverFest on the Appomattox
- Celebrate the river and its connection to our communities. Freshwater Fishing and Paddlesport workshops, Nature Trail Hike, River Creatures Show & Tell, and more!


FOLAR 2015 Annual Meeting

Dinwiddie_Parks__Rec_recieves_Government_Award  Youth_Services_Award_to_Thomas_John_and_Joseph_Eliades  American_Waters_Christian_Volk_recieves_Business_of_the_Year_Award  Debbie_Newman_recieves_Volunteer_of_the_Year
Pictured left to right receiving awards from FOLAR's Richard Taylor are: TOP ROW: Brian Mancini and LuAnn Collier of Dinwiddie County; Thomas, John, and Joseph Eliades with Johnny Partin, FOLAR Board Member; BOTTOM ROW: Christian Volk with Virginia American Water Co.; Debbie Newman, FOLAR Treasurer.  See more photos on our Facebook page.

At its 2015 Annual Meeting on December 2, 2015, at The Cameron Foundation in Petersburg, FOLAR honored volunteers and partners, highlight the year's accomplishments, and present the future vision for FOLAR. The meeting was attended by the largest group of diverse and influential community members in its 15 year history.

"FOLAR is proud to lead the charge to conserve and protect our river, creating a unique opportunity for collaboration that leads to pride and prosperity in our communities," said FOLAR's Chairman, Wayne Walton.

Edward_Stierli_2The meeting began with an inspiring video of FOLAR highlights produced by FOLAR board member, Ken Newman. The keynote address was delivered Edward Stierli, Director of Find Your Voice with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). Ed helps mobilize and engage the next generation of national park advocates. He discussed the challenges and opportunities facing national parks and the upcoming 2016 National Parks Centennial celebrating the achievements of the past 100 years and the kick off of a second century of stewardship for America's national parks. As part of the celebration, he announced the Every Kid in a Park initiative which gives all kids in the fourth grade access to their own Park pass at This pass provides free access to national parks, national forests, and national wildlife refuges to the student and their families for a year.

Highlights from the meeting included: 

  • Steve Thomas was posthumously honored with the first ever, FOLAR Lifetime Achievement Award, to recognize his life-long dedication to the conservation and appreciation of the River and to the mission of FOLAR. His legacy of caring, giving, and volunteering serves as an inspiration to all. Steve's wife, Kathryn Thomas accepted the award.  READ MORE.

FOLAR receives a $30,000 grant to support its mission

FOLAR receives a $30,000 grant from the Cameron Foundation for day-to-day operations. Read more.

FOLAR establishes new committees

FOLAR recently established two new committees and is in the planning phase for a third in order to further its mission of protecting and preserving the lower Appomattox River, while fostering eco-economic development. See the article in the Progress-Index

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