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Ivy Creek Foundation
Ivy Creek Volunteer Guide Training
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 9:30 am

Become a volunteer guide! Learn the trails and how to share your knowledge and love of nature with groups. Topics covered include mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees, plants, birds, and the history of River View Farm. Meet Tuesday mornings until October 21st. Free and open to all. Sign up at the online form at ivycreekfoundation.org/cform/guideinfo.php. We’ll start outside the Education Building.

First Fridays Under the Stars
Friday, September 5, 8 pm

Come enjoy learning about the stars and other celestial objects. We’ll start with a short talk in the education program to learn about the stars and planets. Then after the skies darken volunteers will help point out constellations and nebula. Use the Charlottesville Astronomical Society’s telescopes or bring your own. Free and open to all. Meet in the field next to the barn at the Ivy Creek Natural Area. Cloudy skies will cancel the outdoor portion of this event. This event will recur on the odd months throughout the year.

Welcome to the Ivy Creek Foundation

The Ivy Creek Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia is a non-profit organization whose mission is connecting people to our lands present and past.

The Ivy Creek Foundation:

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 director@ivycreekfoundation.org 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 the third week of September 2014. Boating on the reservoir is strictly off limits, however, until further notice by the City.

Office Hours

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 7:00 a.m to sunset. 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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New email address!
Contact us through our new email address at director@ivycreekfoundation.org