Thursday, October 21, 2010

Crozet Trails Day photos

These are taken at the beginning of the event, before the kites made their debut:

WAHS workday photos

9th graders at Mint Springs:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Updates and photos

Hello Crew!

With October coming to a close, we also conclude the "marketing and outreach" bonanza for the fall season. The Crozet Trails Day event (photos coming later)was a success and there are already plans forming for next year. Thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets (and thanks to Relay Foods and Blue Ridge Mountain Sports for donating items!!). The items have now gone to the winners-- Congratulations to Ann, Tim, James, and Elizabeth!

The week prior to Crozet Trails Day, the CTC worked with two youth groups: WAHS 9th grade workday at Mint Springs (photos coming later) and Cub Scout Pack 114 workday at the Henley Hornets Trail (photos below). Both events were helpful and enjoyable and we hope to engage in more events like this in the future.

The upper section of the Grayrock Ponds Trail entrance is finished. If you are in the area, especially during a rain event, please go by and see how we did. If you notice any issues with erosion, please let me know.

There is a workday at Preddy Creek this Saturday (see previous post for details). This is a good chance for new Crew volunteers to learn more about how the County builds new trail systems. If you are interested in going and would like to carpool, let me know (either by comment on here or send me an email).

The next trail event in Crozet (as currently scheduled) will be a trail walk and trail work introduction on November 6th at Mint Springs Park. This walk will be led by Tucker or Dan from Albemarle County and will aim to orient everyone to the Mint Springs trail system, point out potential work day projects, and introduce new Crew members to trail work techniques and standards. Come on out and bring your family.

Our next Monthly Meeting will be held on November 11th (Thursday) at 6pm at the Crozet Mudhouse. Hope to see all of you there!

Photos from Cub Scout pack 114 workday (thank you Brandon for coordinating and leading this workday):

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Preddy Creek workday 10/23

From Tucker Rollins (Albemarle County):

Hi Folks,

I just wanted to announce that we will be holding our next volunteer workday at Preddy Creek on 10/23 from 9am-12noon. We will be focusing on closing some sections of unwanted pre-existing trails and installing more sign posts. Hope to see everyone there. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Thanks!

Directions to Preddy Creek: (takes approximately 1/2 hour from C-Ville)

1. Take 29north toward Ruckersville

2. Turn right onto Burnley Station Road which is 4 miles beyond Airport Road

3. Follow Burnley Station Road for 2.2 miles and we will be meeting in the field on the left

Tucker J. Rollins

Albemarle County Parks and Recreation

(434)296-5844 office

(434)981-7130 cell

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tonight's meeting agenda

Trailside Coffee, Crozet
Monday, October 11th, 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 Neighborhood workday at Grayrock- September 16, 9am
o WAHS 9th grade volunteer day- Wednesday, October 13th
o Boyscout volunteer day- Sunday, October 17th
o Upcoming trail building projects for the Fall
· Discussion of Planning (Logistics) activities:
o Crozet Trails Day Celebration- October 16, 2-7pm
o T-shirts?
o CTC and Albemarle County- How we work together.
· Next steps- next Group meeting – Thursday, November 11th (Jessica Mauzy)
· Adjourn
* Action Items (From August 12th meeting): make a map which will go on one side of the flier (Dan M.).
Create Flier (Jessica)
The CTC mission statement and info on the partnership :CTC -- County (?who wants this piece??)
A brief narrative on the CTC/ County vision for the Crozet Trails and Greenway system (Elizabeth)
Tim T. is going to talk to the CCA about donations for the CTC going through the CCA.
Tim, Dan M., and Jessica will work on the letter in support of corridor acquisition.
Dan M. will print 3-4 Crozet Master Plan Greenways maps at 11x17 format (laminated?)
Dan M. will select a day in the fall as a potential Crozet Trails Day, with the approval of the CTC and CCA.
Put together a booth set-up for Music Festival and other events (Jessica)
Pay Pal account? (Dan J.)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

CTC Monthly meeting-next week

Please remember that the October meeting will be held next MONDAY, October 11th (instead of the usual Thursday).
Trailside coffee 6pm-7:30pm.

We will be discussing trail work for the fall
Trail work crew leader certification (By Dan or Tucker)
Upcoming events/ group workdays
The relationship between CTC and the County.


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Crozet Trails Day #3

Saturday, October 16, 2010--
First Annual CROZET TRAILS DAY trail work
9am-12noon at the Grayrock Ponds
Volunteers and Grayrock neighborhood residents are asked to help CTC and the County complete the upper section of the Ponds Trail steps. The County will provide the materials and the tools. Bring your family and joins us (we need your help), even for an hour!

First Annual CROZET TRAILS DAY Celebration
2-7pm at the Old Trail Village Center, near Trailside Coffee
Sponsored by the Crozet Trails Crew and assorted Crozet merchants
The Crozet Trails Crew, a local volunteer organization, invites you out to join your friends and neighbors for an afternoon of fall fun. Activities will include pumpkin decorating and apple bobbing, hay rides, trail tours, kite flying and kite competition (wind dependant), Crozet farmers market booths, story-telling, and more.

If we build safe and enjoyable pedestrian and bike routes, the connections between neighborhoods, schools, and businesses are enhanced and the community comes together.