Tree Basics Class - Tree ID in Four Seasons, Part 1: Winter
Saturday, January 12 at 10:00am
Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards' "Tree Basics for Homeowners" class. Special topic: Invasive plants. RSVP to the Tree Stewards at http://charlottesvilleareatreestewards.orgFull Info
This Week at Ivy Creek
Monday, December 17 | 4:00pm
ICF Board Meeting - Snow Makeup Date
A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Ivy Creek Foundation. To learn about the current month's agenda or request presentation time at a board meeting, please contact the Executive Director or the President.
Tuesday, December 18 | 10:00am
World of Walking - Autumn
Dan Kulund welcomes walkers of all ages to the autumn World of Walking at Ivy Creek. In this 90-minute outdoor activity you will learn how to weave simple movements (Motos) and hiking stick skills into an otherwise ordinary walk. You will also practice turning natural features into movement props. Dr. Kulund is the former Orthopedic Fitness Advisor to Air Force Basic Military Training. Meet at the Education Building. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, December 19 | 4:30pm
Marketing and Development Committee
Thursday, December 20 | 11:00am
Building & Grounds Committee
Building and Grounds Committee meets on the third Thursday at 11:00 am in the Education Building.
Saturday, December 22 | 9:00am
Volunteer Work Day - Saturday
Join volunteers to work on field restoration, invasive plant removal, or various trail improvements such as water bar repairs and trail widening. Wear outdoor work clothes and close-toed shoes/boots. Meet in the parking lot.
About Ivy Creek
Scenically shadowed by the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Ivy Creek Natural Area (ICNA) is a 219-acre preserve bordering the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir in Charlottesville, Virginia.
With seven miles of trails traversing a mix of upland woods, pine stands, fields, streams, and shoreline, ICNA is an ideal site to learn about the rich natural history characteristic of Central Virginia.
The Forests of Ivy Creek: Past, Present and Future by Tom Dierauf is now available as a PDF download.
Many ICF members and partner organizations have been waiting for Mr. Dierauf's two-year inventory and report on ICNA.
This important work was done in conjunction with the County of Albemarle to catalog the changes in and condition of the land, tree stands, and biodiversity of our conservation area and give a glimpse of what it might look like in the future.