Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Website means no more Blog

I hope you all have had a chance to check out the new website ( and "friend" us on Facebook (Crozet Trails Crew).

I will no longer be updating this blog since all updates, calendar events, and other information will be available on the website. Photos of workdays can be uploaded to the Facebook page, and Crew members can send messages to one another on there as well.

In a few weeks, this blog will go away and will, hopefully, be replaced with a link to the new website.
As for now, this will be the last update on here.

See you all on the trails and at !!!

:) Jessica

Friday, April 22, 2011


We had a great meeting this past Tuesday and I will send out the minutes later today or early next week (our secretary was not able to attend the meeting so I'm a little slow-- we missed you, Chris!!).

A few things:

We will begin work on the lower section of the Grayrock ponds access trail on May 14th (Saturday). It is really important to have lots of Grayrock residents help with this project (as well as CTC). Please come out, even for only an hour, and bring your family. This project will take several workdays to complete.

We are aiming to send the T-shirts to print by the first week of May. We have some great sponsors for the shirts (all local to Crozet) and if you would like your business to be a sponsor as well, please let me know ASAP. They are really good-looking shirts (thank you Leslie Burns Design!).

We now have a REAL website and a Facebook page AND a new contact email (thank you Angela Li!!!). Please check them all out!

I will continue to post updates to this blog until I fully get a handle on updating the website (a week or so, maybe?). At that point, this blog will no longer be used. When you go to this web address, it will tell you the new address for the website. I will send out more information about that later.

Here are the links:


Facebook page-- Crozet Trails Crew

Email address--

The CCAC meeting to discuss walking and biking to schools has been rescheduled to May 19th. Please mark your calendars!

Thanks everyone-- hope to see you all soon-- check the calendar for upcoming events.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Monthly meeting rescheduled!!

This meeting will NOT take place this Thursday, but will instead happen on TUESDAY, APRIL 19th. Same bat time, same bat channel (Trailside coffee 6-8pm). See you all then!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Agenda for this Thursday


Trailside Coffee, Crozet

Thursday, April 14th, 2011 6:00 pm-8:00 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 Grayrock workday (Eric)

o Discoveries and next steps for the Lickinghole Greenway

· Discussion of Planning (Logistics) activities:

o Crozet Trails Day- (committee?) CTC run/bike event (David O., Kim A.) –WAHS Cross Country coaches?

o T-shirts- design and sponsors

o Website unveiled?

o CCAC meeting preparation- next Thursday!

· Next steps-

o Next Group meeting – Thursday, May 12th (Jessica Mauzy)

· Adjourn ­­­­­­­­__________________________________________________________________________________ *Action Items (from March):

Dan M.- meet with Cory Farms HOA to discuss trail

Scott H.- Investigate local Scout Troops for partnering options

Jessica M.- Work with Angela on the website

Jessica M.-Work with Leslie on the T-shirt design, begin looking for sponsors

Mike G.- Other PTO meetings, contact ACCT?

Jessica M.- contact Grayrock HOA and organize a workday

Jessica M.- Give more fliers to Mike G.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Tomorrow- A perfect day for trail exploration

Meet at 9am at the Western Ridge clubhouse. We will be walking the exisitng trail to Lickinghole basin and discussing how the future trail can be rerouted to give Western Ridge residents more privacy, reduce impact on the creek, and reduce the number of overall creek crossings. See you then!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Trail work this Saturday

Crew, We will be having a trail work day this Saturday, April 9th. More information coming soon. jessica

Monday, March 28, 2011

Henley Hornets Trail "facelift"

A group of us worked on the Henley Hornets trail this past Saturday. We installed 2 signs, repaired some eroded tread, and rebuilt a few sections of "steps". It's a great walk and we look forward to adding on to this trail in the future. **note- Check out how happy we all look!

Friday, March 25, 2011


If you want to check out the Henley Hornets trail and help us clean it up and put up a few signs, meet tomorrow (Saturday) at 9am at the Beaver Creek reservoir parking lot.
Yes, even if it is cold!
We'll warm you up with good old-fashioned trail work.
See you there!

Friday, March 18, 2011


There a few things I'd like to update you all on:
1. We will have a CTC workday next Saturday, March 26th, at Beaver Creek reservoir (Henley Hornets Trail). We will be checking the trail for any maintenance issues, putting up a few signs, clearing, and investigating the stream crossings. Please meet at the parking lot at 9am. Bring tools if you'd like, and bring friends and family. This will be a great workday for kids as well.

2. The Crozet Community Advisory Council (CCAC) met last night and we have decided that the April CCAC meeting (Thursday, April 21st) will be dedicated to the topic of walking and biking to the local schools. This will be a great meeting to attend if you have any interest in the topic. I will send out more information to the CTC in mid-April. Mark your calendars.

3. We would like to plan a day to begin the lower portion of the Grayrock Ponds access trail. It is very important that we get buy-in and assistance from the Grayrock community. If you live in Grayrock and are interested in helping (or know someone who would like to help), please let me know. We'd like to plan this event for a weekend in mid-May. It will take several workdays to complete, likely spread out over a few months.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Do Not be Fooled!

I realize it has been several weeks since the last post, but that doesn't mean we haven't been busy with the trails! We have cleared a beautiful section of trail from West Hall to Lickinghole Creek, discussed future park plans for the area adjacent to Lickinghole creek, had a great monthly meeting, and explored options for completing the path/steps at the Grayrock Ponds Trail.

Please see the most recent Meeting Minutes by clicking on the tab above. Some exciting news!!

Next workday- Saturday, March 26. Details to follow.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Some photos

The Lickinghole Basin -- hopefully the future destination of the Greenway

February work day- Trail route verification

February work day-- on the trail west of Western Ridge

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This Saturday

We will have a Trail Work day on Saturday, February 26th. Meet at Crozet Park at 9am. Wear good shoes, bring work gloves, and get ready to clear some trail!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Agenda for Thursday

Trailside Coffee, Crozet
Thursday, February 10th, 2011
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

• Agenda Review (Jessica M.)
• 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 Work at Mint Springs Park (status of “the eastern overlook”, other projects)
o Section of Crozet Connector Trail near Westgate (Jessica M.)
o “Survey” more trail segments (Dan M.)
• Discussion of Planning (Logistics) activities:
o CTC run/bike event (David O.)
o Kids walking/ biking to school (Mike G.)
o Informational booth at Great Valu? (Alex G.)
o T-shirts! Sponsors! And free cups! (Jessica M.)
• Next steps- next Group meeting – Thursday, March 10th (Jessica M.)
• Adjourn
* Action Items (From January meeting):
Jessica M.-Work with Leslie on T-shirt design options
Mike G.- Contact school officials
Dan M.- Flag the trail corridor- Lickinghole to Cory Farms

Monday, January 31, 2011

Hello February!

Time to think about ordering seeds for your garden, getting in a final ski day, and keeping weekends open for outdoor activities---Like trail work!

Thanks to those of you who went to check out Byrom Park on Saturday- I hear it was fairly grueling, but Dan assured me that everyone who went up the mountain came back down , so that's good news.

On Sunday, a few of us "surveyed" a portion of the proposed trail from Lickinghole Basin to Cory Farms. I'd like to get back out there this Sunday to talk about trail alignment and overall vision. Weather dependant. Email me (or comment on here) if you are interested in participating.

Our next meeting is coming up! February 10th at Trailside Coffee.

Also, thwere is a Fundraiser Dance for Western Albemarle Rescue Squad (WARS) and Crozet Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) on Saturday evening, February 5th.

The band, Salute to Swing, a 17 piece big band from Albemarle, will provide great dancing and listening music in a fundraiser dance this Saturday, February 5, from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PMat the Field School (Old Crozet School) 1408 Crozet Avenue in Crozet. All ages are welcome.
The show features music and songs from the forties and fifties.

$25 for one person and $40 for two.

A free swing dance lesson with Mike Herring and Melissa Pancurak of Swing Cville will begin at 7 pm followed by three hours of music from 8-11 pm.

Guests may reserve in advance or pay at the door.Reservation forms and more information about the band can be found at the contact button at Mallek, bandleader, can be reached at

Friday, January 28, 2011

Byrom Park walk, this Saturday

Hi Folks,
Albemarle County Parks and Recreation is going to host a site visit to the Byrom property on Saturday 1/29. We will be meeting out there at 9am and staying until around 12noon. Come and join us if your schedule is free. Thanks.

6610 Blackwells Hollow Road Crozet, VA 229321.
Follow Garth Road to the Whitehall Store and bear right onto Rt 8102.
Follow Rt 810 for 7.9 miles (construction area will be on the left).

Tucker J. Rollins
Albemarle County Parks and Recreation

Monday, January 10, 2011

January agenda

Trailside Coffee, Crozet
Thursday, January 13th, 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 Work at Mint Springs Park (status of “the eastern overlook”, other projects)
o Work on the Crozet Connector Trail (Licking Hole to Cory Farms) (!!)
o Assisting the TNT efforts?
· Discussion of Planning (Logistics) activities:
o CTC involvement in lobbying for better bike routes/ paths (bike/walk to schools)
o What happened to the grant for sidewalks and a crosswalk at Crozet Elementary?
o Field-school involvement?
o Is there a crosswalk downtown?
o T-shirts! Sponsors! And free cups!
· Next steps- next Group meeting – Thursday, February 10th (Jessica Mauzy)
· Adjourn

* Action Items (From December meeting):
Dan M.- Get more information on the exact route of the Licking Hole Basin- Cory Farms trail. Determine the feasibility of re-routing existing trail away from houses in Western Ridge.
Dan M.- Send out information about hikes at Byrom Park
Jessica M- Follow up with Melody about T-shirt options
Jessica M.- Write Thank-you letters to Trailside Coffee, Cavalier Window Cleaning, Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, and ACAC.
Jessica M.- Get more information on the possibility of having a Crozet Triathlon.