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Preservation All participants must be members of FAR to participate. There is a $5.00 event membership fee for those who wish to participate but do not want to join FAR at that time. The event fee is applicable to full membership if full memebrship is activated within 9 months. Regardless, all participants must sign FARís Activity Sign-in Sheet before participating in field trips, clean-up events, or any other activity on or near the water. Since it is impossible for the Friends of the Appomattox River to determine all hazards that may be present in the course of an event, participants must determine for themselves if they have the experience and ability to safely participate. Participants are not required to be members of FAR - just pay the event membership fee and go.

Participants must supply their own boat, paddles and safety gear. A suitable life jacket must be available for each person in each boat. Participants should wear appropriate clothing for the activity and weather including sturdy shoes that can get wet. Socks, long pants and long sleeves may be necessary if poison ivy and insect bites are a concern. Participants are encouraged to bring water, snacks, insect repellent, sunscreen, and a hat.

The Friends of the Appomattox River reserves the right to make last minute schedule adjustments in view of unforeseen circumstances that may develop.

Date Upcoming Events
13 Oct 2018
9:00 AM
Blueway Paddle
Waterlevels and weather permitting
More Information to follow
16 Oct 2018
7:30 PM
VA Scenic Waterways Program
Join us at the Farmville Public Library

The hour long program will be led by Lynn Crump, Environmental Programs Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, and Jacob Bower, Tourism Coordinator for the Virginia Tourism Corporation. They will detail the history of the program and how it can benefit our river community. It will be a great opportunity to ask questions and find out if it is something our group wants to pursue.
27 Oct 2018
Fall Cleanup of local Waterways
Additional Information to follow

Date Past Events
23 Jan 2018
Annual Membership Meeting
17 Mar 2018
Annual cleanup along local waterways
14 Apr 2018
Wildlife tour of the local wetlands led by Evan Spears
28 Apr 2018
Paddle on the Sandy River Resevoir
5 May 2018
Manned the Friends of the Appomattox River booth at the Heart of Virginia festival