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Ivy Creek Foundation
Farm & Barn History
Sat., August 23, 2 pm

Come enjoy the barn at Ivy Creek Natural Area. This was formerly the showpiece of the working farm known as River View Farm. Enjoy the cultural and natural history displays. Other displays include an observing beehive and farm equipment. Open every Saturday afternoon until Thanksgiving.

Native Trees of Ivy Creek
Sunday, August 24, 2 pm

Join Ellen Powell on a summer walk at Ivy Creek Natural Area to learn to identify trees indigenous to Central Virginia. Meet by the kiosk of Ivy Creek Natural Area. The event is free.

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 Labor Day 2014. Boating on the reservoir is strictly off limits, however, until further notice by the City.

Office Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday fromĀ 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 dusk (20 minutes after 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