Communities Working in Partnership to Conserve and Protect the Lower Appomattox River
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FOLAR honored to receive Cameron Foundation's Outstanding Community Service award

Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) is being celebrated as the recipient of The Cameron Foundation's Cleveland A. Wright Award for Outstanding Community Service. With a mission to enhance, preserve, and encourage the wise use of the Lower Appomattox River, FOLAR has been working since 2001 to increase access, awareness, and appreciation of the river by individuals, families, community groups and businesses. To achieve its goals, FOLAR has engaged more than 325 volunteers, working thousands of hours, to clear trails within parks, to conduct river clean-ups, and to build park structures. Hundreds more, including military members from Fort Lee, have volunteered with special environmental service projects.
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FOLAR Hosts Canoemobile

FOLAR Hosts Canoemobile to Provide Environmental Education. Read more in this Prince George County Journal article.


WELCOME and THANK YOU to our 2015 Platinum Member supporters:


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We thank our biggest financial contributors in 2014 for their generous support to help make FOLAR's goals a reality for our communities!

  • Appomattox Soil & Water District
  • Columbia Gas of Virginia
  • Dominion Resources, Inc.
  • J.W. Enochs, Inc.
  • RockTenn
  • Rotary Clubs – Chester, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Petersburg Lunch, Prince George
  • Virginia American Water
  • Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  • Vulcan Materials Company

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 Board Members 2015

FOLAR is able to deliver on its mission through the strong leadership of its Board of Directors.

The FOLAR Board of Directors consists of 21 appointed and advisory representatives.  Twelve members are representative of the six jurisdictions that FOLAR serves include counties of Chesterfield, Prince George, and Dinwiddie, and the cities of Colonial Heights, Petersburg and Hopewell.  The other members represent industry, citizens and Virginia State University. 


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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.

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