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Ivy Creek Foundation
Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, April 26, 9 am

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. Meet in the parking lot.

Barn & Farm History Day
Saturday, April 26, 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.

Ivy Creek Volunteer Guide Training
Tues., April 29, 9:30 am

Become a volunteer guide! Learn the trails and how to share your knowledge and love of nature with groups of children. Topics covered include mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees, plants, birds, and the history of River View Farm. Meet Tuesday mornings for eight weeks. Free and open to all. To sign up use the online form at guide info. We’ll start outside the Ivy Creek Foundation Education Building.

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:

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 in late summer 2014. This includes the parking lot and trails. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Office Hours

Tuesday & Wednesday:  10 am to 3 pm. 

Friday: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. 

Office hours are preempted by federal holidays. For weather-related closures, ICNA runs on the Albemarle County schools/parks schedule.

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 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 Facebook page for important interruptions to our schedule.

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