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Rivanna Trail Work Party

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Cleaning up the Rivanna Trail Cleaning up the Rivanna Trail

It's a party in the park, but it involves work.

As part of Earth Week, Charlottesville volunteers are gearing up for an event that's supposed to be fun and good for the environment.

Volunteers will join several Charlottesville organizations for the Rivanna Trail Work Party. It's a chance to get a little dirty for a good cause.

The University of Virginia Parking and Transportation, the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Club (CAMBC), and the Rivanna Trails Foundation (RTF) are hosting the event.

Volunteers will be clearing down trees and cutting overgrown plants on the Rivanna Trail.

No experience is necessary and tools will be available. Volunteers are asked to bring shears or clippers if they have them.

The event is being called a party because there will be food and refreshments provided.

"The Rivanna Trails... they are a good way to get around the city and enjoy the city... there's actually like 22 to 23 miles of the city so maintaining the trails is very important," said CAMBC member Carey Hill.

Volunteers should dress comfortable because it's a rain or shine event.

The Rivanna Trail Work Party is Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Volunteers will meet at the parking lot of the Rivanna Trail at North Grounds.

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