Sept. 14th 2nd Sat. Work Party Report - On a beautiful morning for trail work, and being outside generally, the Rivanna Trails Foundation was honored to have more than 30 volunteers dedicate their morning (and some early afternoon) to improving trail conditions. Our primary effort was going to be between the RTF shed (on Morton Drive) and Brandywine Rd, but with so many volunteers, we actually had a group working between Barracks and Leonard Sandridge as well. Many thanks to David Stackhouse of the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club (CAMBC) for leading this group in trimming back the summer growth and improving some of the rocky sections. The group that worked closer to the shed was focused on digging trenches to encourage better drainage and less mud, and trail users will see evidence of this in numerous spots along the trail.
The RTF would like to thank all the volunteers for coming out this morning, including the University of Virginia's Phi Sigma Pi, Mens and Womens club cross country teams, and Project Serve.
In addition to the above fantastic turnout of volunteers, Kristen Rabourdin of Whole Foods organized a Kids Stewardship Day on the Trail [with free apples before and healthy make-your-own lunches after!]. From the store, we led nine hard little workers and their parents under the Hydraulic Road underpass to overgrown trail where they clipped and tossed and totally cleared thick vegetation all the way to the 250 Bypass. Thank you, Whole Foods for being a great trail neighbor and supporter!