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Rivanna Trails

Confronting Challenges & Working Together

10 Apr 2020 6:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Your friends at the Rivanna Trails Foundation hope that you are safe and well. As our community confronts the extraordinary challenge of COVID-19, we want you to know that our trails remain open.

But to keep area trails open and available for healthy outdoor recreation will require us to take precautions to protect everyone. We implore all trail users to practice physical distancing when out on the trail, in parking lots, and at trailheads. Please show kindness and consideration for others by stepping off the trail as needed to allow at least 6 feet for safe passage with other trail users.

Remember also that these difficult times have brought many new users out onto the trails. More experienced trail users should offer a welcoming smile and help navigating our trail system. We invite everyone to download and use our mobile app (available for Apple and Android).

Of course, none of what we do would be possible without you. Your physical and financial support sustains our all-volunteer organization. We have suspended regular monthly work parties until Governor Northam lifts the current stay-at-home order, but please join us when it's safe again to work together on trail maintenance and improvements. And, if your current financial situation permits, please become a contributing member.

We hope that you will keep hiking and biking to maintain your physical and mental health during these trying times. We look forward to seeing you (at a safe distance) out on the trail.