This Week at Ivy Creek

Monday, February 17 | 10:00am

Little Naturalists

Introduce your three to five year-old to nature with this short talk and trail walk. Trained guides will host, starting in the Education Building. In 2020, we will meet four times a month on the first and third Mondays and the second and fourth Thursdays. Come enjoy rain or shine. Canceled if Albemarle County Schools are closed on account of weather (but will be held if schools are only delayed). Free. No registration required. Siblings welcome.

Monday, February 17 | 4:00pm

Junior Naturalists - Spring

The Junior Naturalist Program includes activities for age groups 5 to 8 and 9 to 13. Dan Bieker as always leads the younger group with much able assistance from his team of volunteers. The younger group will explore the fields, forests and streams of the Ivy Creek Natural Area while learning about the native plants and wildlife of our area (including snakes, spiders and bats!). Steve Pullinger and Deborah Andersen will guide the older group in regular hikes with creek study, wildlife and habitat exploration, games to learn environmental concepts, an introduction to primitive skills such as shelters and water / food sourcing, and nature-based art and service projects. All activities will be conducted outdoors unless severe weather moves us inside for hands-on workshop activities or related videos. Everything starts January 20 at 4:00 pm at the Education Building, and continues every two weeks through May 4.

Pre-registration is required. To register for the younger group contact Dan Bieker at danbieker @ or 434-971-9618.

Register for the older group by contacting Deborah Andersen at dandersen64 @ or Steve Pullinger at hyker19 @

Thursday, February 20 | 8:45am

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.

Thursday, February 20 | 4:00pm

Education Committee

The Education Committee meets on the third Thursday at 4:00 pm in the Education Building.

Saturday, February 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.

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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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