Ragged Mountain Natural Area

The Ragged Mountain Natural Area project started in 2017. A larger reservoir was constructed two years ago eliminating some existing trails. A new set of hiking trails (measuring about 13 miles) has been marked. CATS workdays consist of removing invasives, mostly Autumn Olive and Ailanthus. Tree Stewards assist City of Charlottesville crews to maintain the forest as an…

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Restore Barracks Road Woodland

This project was started in 2009. Located on Barracks Road across from the BB&T Bank, it is the trailhead of one of the Rivanna Trails which leads to “the Park” and skirts behind the professional schools at UVA. This public land is owned by UVA which has contributed money for plants as well as the…

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Oversee Removal of Invasive Species

Oversee removal of invasive species with the Volunteer Workforce for Invasive Removal In this ongoing project, begun in 2015 and led by Tim Maywalt, CATS has led civic groups, service groups, CATS trainees, scouts, and summer campers in an effort to: keep the trails passable and less hazardous, maintain cleared meadow areas, and remove invasive…

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