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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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!!!!

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.!!!

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.

Eagle Scout Project

    FOLAR is working along with Ross Johnson of Troop 902 who is working to become an Eagle Scout, on a project to create posts containing historical site pamphlets at key points along the Appomattox River Heritage Trail.  The project is to place six posts along the trail labeled in accordance with the historical sites and the pamphlets will be placed in mailboxes mounted to these posts.  Ross needs FOLAR's help in getting this project done and is in search of volunteers to help place posts on June 22, 2013.  He plans to meet at Ferndale Park, so lets work together to preserve the natural history of this scenic trail.  Stay tuned for more details!!! (Image from

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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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