River News & Trail Updates!

River News & Trail Updates!

FOLAR Appomattox River Trail




Construction Progress at University Boulevard in Petersburg

Construction is moving along swiftly at University Boulevard Trailhead. The new river overlook offers amazing views of whitewater rapids and Campbell's Bridge. The paved trail will make this section more welcoming to ALL, including families with strollers and folks using wheelchairs. This section should reopen before the end of summer, and we plan to have a grand opening later this year. Stay tuned!

Climate Change Adaptation & the Appomattox River Trail

FOLAR just completed a Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the trail. Heather Barrar, Regional Trails Director, says "Climate change adaption is making sure we're investing in lasting infrastructure by putting the right facility in the right place."  Find out more ›

Thank you Virginia American Water for your support. Your grant will give kids in the Tri-Cities area amazing environmental experiences this fall!

Visit HPG's Restaurant Week was a success! Breeze-In, Jimmy's Pizzeria, The Boathouse, Saucy's BBQ, Roja Taco Joint, Rosa's Italian Ristorante, Morelia's, & Luca's -  Thanks to you, we raised $1,400! 

We recently received a Chesapeake Bay License Plate Grant, which will support our educational program for kids in the Tri-Cities area this fall! 

Annual Membership Drive

THANK YOU to the 48 members who have joined/renewed so far! If you're still considering joining, please know your gift will be DOUBLED this year. Together we are stronger.

Become a Member!

Take the Tri-Cities MPO Survey!

Did you know biking, walking and trails are all part of the regional transportation planning process? Please take this survey if you have any comments about transportation problems, issues or needs (including trails) in the Tri-Cities Region: Take the Survey Here>>> 


River Cleanup on September 11
- Volunteer Sign Up Coming Soon -
Volunteer Trail Counts on September 16 & 18
Paddle or Battle on September 25

- Registration Coming Soon - Kayaks Available to Rent! -

Our Contact Information
Friends of the Lower Appomattox River
PETERSBURG, VA 23805-2114