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$1 million Cameron grant to FOLAR

$1 million Cameron grant to FOLAR

$1 million Cameron grant to FOLAR paves way for park, trail development for Dinwiddie, Chesterfield, Petersburg

Catalyzing the work of FOLAR to develop and expand the Appomattox River Trail, The Cameron Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved its first $1 million grant to the organization to develop the trail’s vital western entrance spanning Dinwiddie and Chesterfield counties and the City of Petersburg.

FOLAR will also leverage the grant to secure half of the Cabell Foundation’s challenge grant, which supports the revitalization of Ferndale Park. You can learn more about giving to The Cabell Foundation challenge grant here.

The Cameron Foundation’s transformational grant was announced on site at Ferndale Park, also known as Appomattox Riverside Park, located at 24909 Ferndale Road, Dinwiddie, VA. The Progress-Index is below along with the full press release. Please enjoy the video below, created by Chesterfield County Dept. of Communications and Media. The video highlights beautiful aerial footage of the river and park, and highlights from our speakers:

  • Wendy Austin, FOLAR Executive Director
  • Sam Hayes, FOLAR Board Chairperson
  • Todd Graham, President of The Cameron Foundation, pictured below
  • Kevin Massengill, Dinwiddie County Administrator
  • Sam Parham, Petersburg City Mayor
  • Stuart Turille, Petersburg City Manager
  • Scott Zaremba, Chesterfield County Deputy Administrator