Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) Appomattox River Corridor Plan Summary


  • Meets as needed
  • 300 N. Main Street
    Hopewell, VA 23860


  • Wendy Austin – Staff Member
  • Ed Pappas – Member
    Term expires

Number of Members: Two members
Term of Service:

The Friends of the Lower Appomattox River was formed in 2000 by volunteers who developed the Appomattox River Corridor Plan and the Greenway/Blueway plan. FOLAR is comprised of representatives from Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Dinwiddie, Chesterfield and Prince George. Each municipality appoints at least two members, depending on size. 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.

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