For many years, the Trails Crew has been storing our equipment in a building at Claudius Crozet Park. The park has decided to use that building for other purposes, so we need to move everything to a temporary home in a rented storage unit.
At 9:00 a.m. this Saturday, July 20, we need help with the move. Anyone who is willing to load and unload cars and trucks, even for just a while, can meet at the Radio Building at Crozet Park (at the corner of Hill Top St. & Indigo Rd, directions below).
We ESPECIALLY NEED A FEW PEOPLE WITH PICK UP TRUCKS, VANS, OR TRAILERS which can carry mowers, string trimmers, and other tools. Or even a hatchback with a tarp on the floor will help!
The move will be on our agenda at our monthly meeting this Thursday, 6:30 p.m. at Love2Eat Thai Restaurant in the Harris Teeter shopping center, so if you want to help plan, feel free to join us there. If you have any questions, please email Terri Miyamoto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you, Crozet, for your support!
Directions to the Radio Building:
From the 4-way stop in Crozet, take Crozet Avenue south (toward Rte 250). Turn left on Tabor St (past the library). At the end of Tabor St., jog right then immediately left on to Hill Top. The Radio Building will be on your right when you get to the park gate.
From Westhall, Foothill Crossing, Western Ridge, Westlake: take Eastern Avenue south to the end. Turn right on to Westhall Drive, then right on to Park Road. Drive past the park; the street makes a right turn to become High St. Take the 2nd right on to Hill Top St. The Radio Building will be on your right when you get to the park gate.
Saturday, July 13 — Work day to maintain the trail to Lickinghole Basin, 9-11 a.m. Details here.
Thursday, July 18 — Monthly Meeting at Love2Eat Thai Restaurant, 6:30. Come if you want to know more, help us plan future work, or just get to know a fun group of people. Details here.
Saturday, July 20 — Move all Trails Crew equipment from Crozet Park to a temporary storage unit. Details here.
Thursday, July 25 — Twilight Trail Work on the Lindy Bain Loop in Old Trail. Meet at 6 p.m., finish by 7:30, and (if you like) relax with a beer afterwards. Details here.
Also: We frequently have smaller work days on weekday mornings. If you’d like to be notified of them, send us a note asking to be added to the mid-week work group.
About Work Days: Our work days are very flexible — we can find tasks for anyone who can get on the trail. No experience required! We love families and community groups, as long as children under 18 years old are accompanied by a parent or guardian. We recommend long pants, socks, long sleeves, and bug spray because Virginia is a welcoming home to ticks, mosquitoes, and poison ivy.
Note about cancellations: We seldom cancel a work day because of weather, and in the summer sometimes welcome a drizzly day over hot sun. But if the weather seems dangerous, cancellations will be announced on our Facebook page about an hour before the scheduled start.
All month — Drink a beer at Starr Hill, and the Crozet Trails Crew gets $1! Get out on the trail and then enjoy a beer.
Did you know you can walk to the brewery from the Crozet Connector Trail? Take the new mulch-covered trail up to Eastern Avenue from the side of the pedestrian tunnel toward the park. Head left on Eastern Avenue to the end, then turn left on Park Ridge Drive. Walk to the end of the sidewalk, then a few more feet, to the utility boxes. Turn right to Union Mission Lane, follow it across the railroad tracks to Starr Hill. It’s an easy walk or bike ride, about a half mile.
Wednesday, June 5 — Cheers for Charity kickoff party at Starr Hill, 5:30-7:30. Come socialize, and support the trails by drinking beer. What could be easier?
Saturday, June 8 — Work day in Old Trail, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Help us keep ahead of the fast-growing grass! Details here.
Tuesday, June 18 — Our first Twilight Trail Work: evening hours for busy people. If you’d like to help, but our usual Saturday morning work days aren’t convenient, why not try an hour or so after dinner? Starting at 6, we’ll end up at Starr Hill for a cooling drink, for anyone who wants to come. Details here.
Thursday, June 20 — We’ll hold our monthly meeting at Starr Hill in June. Everyone is welcome: let us hear your voice about trails in Crozet. Details here.
Saturday, June 22 — Work day on the Connector Trail in the Westhall and Westlake area, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Beat back those weeds! Details here.
Saturday, June 29 — The Crozet Trails Crew will march in the Independence Day parade. Meet at Crozet Elementary School at 4 p.m. ready to walk the mile or so to Crozet Park.
The sun in shining and today’s (Saturday, April 20) walk to the Basin will be leaving Crozet Park at 10. Join us for a look at spring, right in our back yard.