Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This Saturday and Grayrock workday

As a reminder, we need some Crew members to come out to Grayrock Ponds Trail this Saturday (around 3pm) to begin work on the steps and erosion control measures. There will be a neighborhood-wide workday on Saturday, September 11th at 8am, so we need to prepare for that and make sure that CTC volunteers know what we are doing so that we can lead the neighborhood volunteers safely and efficiently.

If you can make it out this Saturday, that's terrific. Please try to carpool, as there is very limited parking near the work site. Call or email me if you'd like a ride or need directions.

I've missed fire-raking with you all and look forward to getting back in the swing of things.

:) jessica

Friday, August 20, 2010


Sorry for the late notice, but if any of you want to get dirty and do some trail building over the next few weekends, this is for you:
Saturday August 21st and Saturday August 28th

Preddy Creek in northern Albemarle County (plug this address in to Mapquest: 3757 Burnley Station Rd Barboursville, VA 22923) I'm not sure it's 3757 exactly, but you will see the cars and the people in the field on your left.

These will be major workdays with many volunteers and so it's a great way to learn about trail work, if you are new to the party.
In the afternoon of Saturday August 28th, we will gather at the Grayrock ponds trail to begin work on an erosion issue. This day will be dedicated to refining our process in preparation for an intensive neighborhood workday later in September (date TBD).
If you are interested in learning about installing steps and mitigating erosion on a heavily used trail, please call or email me ( and I'll let you know the time to meet and where to park (carpooling from off site is strongly recommended).

Grab your shovel and come join the fun!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Meeting Minutes from August 12th

Please click on the Monthly Meeting Minutes tab above.
We are ramping up our community outreach for the next few months. I will keep you informed about upcoming opportunities to get involved (marching in the Sept. 18th parade???).

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Agenda- August 12th meeting

Trailside Coffee, Crozet
Thursday, August 12th, 2010
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

· Agenda Review (Jessica Mauzy)
· Introductions if new people are present (Name, interest in the Trails Group)
·Updates from “Action Items” from last meeting *

· Discussion of Building (Labor) activities:
o Workday at Grayrock Ponds—erosion
o Assisting Eagle Scout candidates?
o Maintaining the Old Trail trails?
o Upcoming trail building projects for the Fall

· Discussion of Planning (Logistics) activities:
o Letter writing endeavor – Partnership with the CCA on writing in support of acquiring the Crozet Connector trail corridor in its entirety, Crozet Trails Day
o Marketing materials (cards, fliers, maps…)
o Getting the word out to the community for the Fall

·Next steps- informational booth, next Group meeting (Jessica Mauzy)
· Adjourn
* Action Items (From July 8th meeting):
-Organize a workday for putting in erosion control measures at Greyrock ponds (Dan)
-Inform Greyrock and Waylands Grant about upcoming workday (Jessica and Alex)
-Write resolution for a Crozet Trails Day (Dan)
-finalize logo design and distribute (Bill and Jessica)
-Write letter of support for Old Trails trail dedication (Bill and Jessica)
-Continue discussions with Eagle scouts (Dan and Brandon)
-Compose a list of potential Scout projects AND CTC projects (Dan)
-Write letter to property owner along the proposed Crozet Connector Trail, asking for an easement. (Buzz and Jessica)
-Finish building 3-log bridge at Henley Hornets trail (????)

Friday, August 6, 2010


Looks like we have a final decision in the logo design selection. There is still time to vote (until next Thursday, August 12th) but as of now, there is a clear forerunner. We'll unveil the "winner" at the Monthly Meeting, next Thursday.

LOCATION CHANGE: This month's meeting will be at Trailside Coffee in Old Trail. 6pm, as usual. We appreciate the support of both coffee houses in Crozet and we will discuss the pros and cons of alternating our meeting location each month, versus selecting one permanent location.

I will post the agenda next week, but as a sneak peek: Now we have a logo, what can we do with it?; Fixing the erosion issue at Grayrock near the ponds; Eagle Scout projects; and recruiting for the Fall.

I look forward to seeing all of you at Trailside coffee on August 12th!!