Skip to content



Environmental ServicesCommunity Organizations

About Us

Friends of the Lower Appomattox River

The central mission of FOLAR is to conserve and protect the Appomattox River for all to enjoy, the means to this end focuses on a bigger picture that involves developing awareness, cooperation, community support, and overall economic growth of the region.

In keeping with its mission, FOLAR:
• Develops and maintains the Appomattox River Trail (A.R.T.) a 22+ mile trail system with 7 boat access points, 12 miles of walkable riverside trails and 11 riverside parks – all of which FOLAR created, improved, or maintains through its network of volunteers and donors.
• Devotes resources to monitoring and protecting water quality and organizes regular regional river cleanup campaigns.
• Promotes tourism and economic development by hosting and promoting events like the annual “5K Trail Run”, “Battle-or-Paddle'” and “RiverFest.”
• Provides programming to promote regional education and stewardship including educational videos, teacher guides, and outdoor youth programs and the FOLAR Environmental Stewardship Scholarship with the John Randolph Foundation

Video Media


Gallery Image 127861513_3457384947683811_1088598844103168489_n.jpg
Gallery Image 203574242_4046733168748983_7551015862934681091_n.jpg
Gallery Image 279480601_5005056026250021_2281953389882049437_n.jpg
Gallery Image 279548115_5005055766250047_874868893202856188_n.jpg
Gallery Image 279711098_5005056532916637_8846666679600140156_n.jpg