Welcome to the Ivy Creek Foundation
The Ivy Creek Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia is a non-profit organization whose mission is enriching lives by fostering environmental awareness through education and connecting the community with nature.
The Ivy Creek Foundation:
- Preserves and manages the Ivy Creek and Ragged Mountain Natural Areas (over 1,000 acres) for environmental education and appreciation.
- Gives free nature tours to over 2,500 people a year.
- Offers a year round schedule of public programs free to the public and enjoyed by over 1,500 people last year.
The operating budget of the Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is supported by annual tax-deductible contributions. We depend on your donations to keep the trails open and to offer educational programs throughout the year. Please click here for more information on contributions or here for a donation either online or by mail. The Foundation has one full-time and one part-time staff and an 11-member Board of Directors.
Groups are welcome to come to Ivy Creek Natural Area. The foundation is happy to make arrangements for use of the education building or barn for indoor programs. Contact our email@example.com for information on rates and times. Check here for open dates. We are also open to suggestions for other programs and uses of the Ivy Creek Natural Area. We would love to hear from you.
Notice: Ragged Mountain Natural Area
All of Ragged Mountain Natural Area is closed until dam construction is completed. At this time, the City of Charlottesville hopes to reopen the trails by or about Labor Day 2014. Boating on the reservoir is strictly off limits, however, until further notice by the City.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., unless the Education Building is otherwise booked. The office will be closed on federal holidays.
The Natural Area itself is open to the public from approximately 7:00 a.m to 9:00 pm. For weather-related closures, ICNA runs on the Albemarle County schools schedule. To get the latest on those kinds of closures, please check with local news stations or the albemarle.org website.
Office hour visits are first come, first served. If you want to be sure of having some good one-on-one time, please make an appointment. Staff is frequently around other days and times too, so don’t be shy about requesting a different time if you need to see us “off hours”!
Changes to staff availability may come up suddenly in order to accommodate other members or bookings. Please check our events calendar or our Facebook page if you are unsure or for important interruptions to our schedule.
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