PETERSBURG – Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) is hosting a second public meeting to present recommendations for trail routes, amenities, and logo...

PETERSBURG – Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) is hosting a second public meeting to present recommendations for trail routes, amenities, and logo branding, and to receive public comment for the purpose of developing two regional planning documents that will guide FOLAR in linking and enhancing the parks and trails along the Appomattox River. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at the Petersburg Public Library, 201 W Washington St, Petersburg, VA 23803.

This meeting follows an initial public meeting in June, where input was gathered on potential locations for the trail and suggestions on the logo brand. The consultants, Land Planning & Design Associates and AB Design, will present the resulting ideas and recommendations.

This master planning effort is intended to engage local communities along the river, including the counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, and Prince George, and the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, and Petersburg. The linear parks and trails along the Appomattox River are being planned to be community assets that can serve a catalytic role in developing a higher quality of life for all. Trails and linear parks give people of all skills and abilities the option to be active and to incorporate exercise into their daily routines, whether for recreation or non-motorized transportation.

Trail use fosters public awareness and involvement in the protection of the natural environment and water quality which are community assets.

A map of the trail region is available at http://craterpdc.org/webmaps/arig/.

For further information about the public meeting and to reply that you will attend, please visit FOLAR’s event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1758787461047315/.

This master planning project is made possible through a grant from The Cameron Foundation, which strives to transform the Tri-Cities and surrounding counties into a healthy, vibrant, and economically vital region by strategically leveraging resources for community impact.