This Week at Ivy Creek

Thursday, February 23 | 10:00am

Little Naturalists Thursday

Introduce your three to five year-old to nature with this short talk and trail walk. Master Naturalist Rachel Bush will host, starting in the Ivy Creek Foundation Education Building. Little Naturalists is now twice a month on the second Monday and last Thursday.

Saturday, February 25 | 9:00am

Volunteer Work Day

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.

Saturday, February 25 | 10:00am

Tree Basics for Homeowners: Winter Tree ID

Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards (CATS) will be holding another class on Tree Basics for Homeowners on Saturday, February 25, from 10:00 am to 12 noon.  The topic will be Winter Tree Identification.  The class will begin in the Education Building and then take participants outside.  Please dress appropriately.  Registration with CATS is requested/recommended--please RSVP by e-mailing

About Ivy Creek

Scenically shadowed by the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Ivy Creek Natural Area (ICNA) is a 215-acre preserve bordering the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir in Charlottesville, Virginia.

With six 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.

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Newly Published

Forests at Ivy Creek Cover

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.