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|Getting Back to Work We’ve been depending on individual workers to keep the trails in shape since March, but we’re going to try to step up our game, and start scheduling some small work days. Needless to say, things won’t be like they were before, and we have developed these guidelines to help keep us all safe and healthy.|
1. Work groups will be limited in size
All groups will be limited to 10 people or fewer, depending on the space we will be working in. When we go out to prune and trim a trail, we’re able to spread out, so as many as 10 people may be OK. If we are working in a smaller space, the numbers will be smaller.
2. Everyone must sign up in advance
This allows us to control the size of groups, and to follow up with you in case contact tracing is needed. I will link to Sign Up Genius pages for each work day. PLEASE: If you sign up and then have to cancel, remove your Sign Up so we have enough workers for every project!
3. Masks are required; work gloves are encouraged
We will need to wear masks when we are close together–I anticipate this will be when we gather to discuss the work to be done. Once we are spread out, and are not within a few feet of each other, masks can be removed. Please be aware of trail users, though, and make sure to step aside to allow space if people pass on the trail.
4. Tools will be cleaned with disinfectant wipes at the beginning and end of work, and when transferred between people. The Trails Crew doesn’t have an unlimited supply, so it would be great if you bring your own.
5. A hand washing station will be available with soap, water, and paper towels. If you can bring your own hand sanitizer, please do!
6. Social Distancing will be required.
Work Days Scheduled in June
Wednesday, June 3, 9 a.m.
Transport Lumber from street to boardwalk construction site
We need 6 people to carry pieces of lumber in wheelbarrows from the street to the site where we will be building a small boardwalk (less than 1/4 mile). Meet at the corner of Rowcross St and Fielding Run Dr in Old Trail (directions below) at 9 a.m. This project will probably take no more than an hour. Sign up here.
We are looking for a person with a pickup truck or van who could fit 9 pieces of 8′ long lumber to carry these long pieces from my home in the Highlands (where it was cut) to Old Trail. If you can meet me at 8:30 send an email to [email protected].
Directions: From Jarmans Gap Rd, turn on to Old Trail Drive. Pass through three roundabouts, then take the second left on to Glen Valley Drive, then the second right on to Fielding Run Drive. The trail entrance is at the end of the street. Sunday, June 14, 9 a.m.
Trim trails around the Dog Park in Crozet Park
We need 4-5 people to weed whack and prune the trails that run outside the dog park fences at Crozet Park. This will be a quick project, maybe an hour or two. Meet at the Crozet Trails Crew shed behind the Community Room (aka Radio Building) at Crozet Park (directions below) to choose your tools, then walk to the Dog Park for the work. Sign up here.
Directions: Enter Crozet Park from Park Ave then follow the road to the left of the swimming pool, to the small white building at the very back of the park. Park in the lot near the white shed.
Wednesday, June 10, 9 a.m.
Construct small boardwalk in Old Trail
Looking for 4-5 people to assemble a three-section boardwalk to improve the Rowcross Trail where it is often muddy. This project involves the use of tools such as drills, hammers. levels. and clamps, as well as moving pieces of lumber short distances. Meet at the corner of Rowcross St and Fielding Run Drive to help carry tools to the construction area (less than 1/4 mile). This project is likely to take several hours. Sign up here.
Directions: From Jarmans Gap Rd, turn on to Old Trail Drive. Pass through three roundabouts, then take the second left on to Glen Valley Drive, then the second right on to Fielding Run Drive. The trail entrance is at the end of the street.
Crozet Master Plan: Bicycle and Pedestrian Connectivity
The need to stay at home has really put a crimp in the ongoing project to update the Crozet Master Plan, but the county has moved this spring’s planned workshops on-line. The workshop for Bicycle and Pedestrian Connectivity is open now: please hop in (here’s the link) and let them know how important sidewalks, trails, and bike paths are to us! The page is open until June 15, so don’t wait too long. More About the Crozet Trails Crew More about Crozet Trails, such as maps, current projects, and info about our annual 5K race, is available on our web site at CrozetTrailsCrew.org
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