This Week at Ivy Creek

Sunday, June 19 | 10:00am

Farm and Barn History Hours

Come inside the barn at Ivy Creek Natural Area. This was formerly the showpiece of the working farm known as River View Farm. It is also one of the reasons that River View Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy the displays including natural history exhibits and farm equipment. Additionally, there are historical displays about the Carr/Greer family who built this barn and lived at River View Farm for over one hundred years.

Sunday, June 19 | 11:00am

Juneteenth Farm Tour

Join our volunteer guides on June 19, 2022, to celebrate Juneteenth and learn the history of Historic River View Farm.  Once a farm owned by Hugh Carr, a formerly enslaved man, the farm now represents a family and their story to rise up from the bondage of slavery and create a new and better life for future generations.  This story explores African American life through Reconstruction and Jim Crow.  It illustrates the hard work of two generations and how they were able to rise and become leaders of their community.  Join us at 11:00 am at the kiosk to learn about their struggles and successes.  This event is free and open to the public but space is limited, so please preregister here. For more information, email Susie Farmer at

Monday, June 20 | 8:30am

ICF Board Meeting

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. Meetings are being held virtually until further notice.

Thursday, June 23 | 10:00am

Little Naturalists

Introduce your three- to five-year-old to nature! Trained guides explore topics such as food chains, hibernation, how trees grow and more with three- to five-year-olds and their accompanying adults. The program starts indoors for 20-30 minutes where the children engage with the guides through reading nature centered books and doing a hands-on activity related to the learning in the book.  This is followed with a short hike on one of the ICNA trails. Little Naturalists meet  on the second Mondays and fourth Thursdays of the month. Gatherings are held from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Please preregister for these free events. The link for the next one is here.

Saturday, June 25 | 9:00am

Volunteer Work Day - Saturday

Join volunteers to work on invasive plant and debris removal. Wear outdoor work clothes and close-toed shoes/boots. Please email Susie Farmer so we know you're coming.

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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.

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