Yes, things are greening up out there, and while it makes for a lovely view, it also means that we are transitioning into trail-maintenance-mode. We have one more last-ditch effort to do some pre-spring clearing along the trail at Crozet Park, and then we will start scheduling workdays along the trail system(s).
This Saturday is an all-hands-on-deck workday at Crozet Park. There will be several projects going on, but the CTC will be working to clear mass amounts of weedy, viney vegetation from the area adjacent to the trail near the lower baseball field. The workday is 8am-4pm, but I suspect the Crew will mainly be working 9am-12 or 1pm. If anyone wants to come for a later shift, let me know and we’ll make sure to overlap some. wear long pants and long sleeves. If you know you are going to come, luch is provided if you register here: http://www.crozetpark.org/about-us/volunteering/
The Spring Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival is scheduled for May 10-11– The Crozet Trails Crew has been asked to assist with Friday evening set-up (May 9) and Sunday evening clean up (May 11). Please see if those spots work for you. If not, please sign up for something else; there are many fun options! You can volunteer at Sign-Up Genius www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E48A4AF2EA75-fall/1539193.
ALSO ON MAY 10th:
Crozet Running is putting on a FREE (yes, you read that right) 5k Trail Run at Mint Springs and have asked the Crozet Trails Crew to support this event by providing volunteers. See the website with registration www.crozetrunning.com/trail5k AND the volunteer sign up http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084CAEAB23A4FC1-crozet
See you on the trails!
See Calendar of Events for upcoming workdays (March 29, April 5, April 12, April 19, and April 26th!!).
Also, our next meeting will take place on Thursday, April 24th since we have moved the monthly meeting date to the 4th Thursday of each month.
There is a lot going on with the mid-week work crew as well. If you want to be on that email list, send a request to email@example.com
Otherwise, grab your hand pruners and take a walk!
We will have our March monthly meeting this Thursday at Anna’s Pizza in Old Trail (6:30-8pm). We will talk about our 2014 goals, our relationship with Crozet Park, the MS Bike Tour, and various trail projects.
We will have a workday this Saturday. Meet at Crozet Park (near lower playground) at 9am. We will be working on preparing the trail at Crozet Park for spring– cutting brush and branches, widening the entrances, and evening the tread. I hope it’s not muddy, but come prepared. We will also talk about the future bridge on the trail.
Enjoy the arrival of spring-like weather (because it may just be a teaser).
Hey there runners and trail walkers of Crozet. Please let this serve as your friendly reminder to respect private property when you are out and about.
We had a great trail run last October, but it was only possible because of the 3 private properties that gave us a 1-day easement. In order for us to maintain a positive relationship with those property owners, we need to make sure we aren’t trespassing on their property.
If you have any questions about what is public and what is private, please feel free to email me at Jessica@crozettrailscrew.org
Now get out there and go running!
Just a reminder that tomorrow’s community Trail Walk is ON.
Bring a friend or neighbor and enjoy a leisurely walk along the Crozet Connector Trail.
We will walk to Western Ridge and back–about 3 miles round trip.
Event: Trail Walk
Date: Saturday, Feb 22
Time: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m
Where: At the end of Summerdean in Westhall (park near the playground)
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