Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR)
If you build biking and walking trails, will they come? We can answer with a resounding "YES" because of volunteers like you who count people walking and biking on the Appomattox River Trail.
Get ready for Fall 2020 Trail Counts.
WHAT ARE TRAIL COUNTS? Trail Counts are biannual counts conducted along the Appomattox River Trail. Supported by volunteers like you, this effort gathers valuable data about biking and walking activity to improve planning and design of future trails.
HOW IT WORKS. Volunteers choose a day and location from the list of sites and then count the number of people walking and biking along their trail section for a 2-hour period.
DATES: September 24 and 26
TIMES: 10:00am - 12 noon or 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Click here for a map of all of the Trail Count locations. Use the form below to register for the day(s) and time(s) you would like to volunteer.
Training materials and specific count locations will be sent following registration. Please contact Heather Barrar at [email protected] with any question or concerns you might have.
A note on COVID-19: Trail Counts are an outdoor, solo volunteering activity that is in alignment with COVID-19 safety precautions. We believe that trail counts can provide valuable information about the impacts of the pandemic and allow for continuity of long-term data collection. That being said, please do not volunteer if you feel unwell, if you are self-quarantining for any reason, or if you feel unsafe participating. If you do volunteer, please be sure to abide by the 6 foot distancing recommendations, wear a mask, consider brining your own seating, and refrain from touching your face.
|| Heather Barrar