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Community Input Session for Walking Trails in Charlottesville

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A new trail, Pollack's Branch is opening up in Charlottesville. Monday night, the city is hosting a walkable watershed community input session.

The city will use this time as an opportunity to introduce the neighborhood to Pollock's Branch Trail and get input on what these trails should look like.

Right now, Pollack's Branch is in its first phase of development. Pollack's branch is in the process of being cleaned up and cleared out.

This past weekend, as part of National Trails Day, volunteers cleared out about a quarter mile of brush. Although it still undergoing renovation, the trail is now open for use.

There are hopes the newly formed trail will eventually expand all the way to the Downtown Mall and offer several different hiking and biking routes.

"What we did was cleared a path, made is passable, and we're going to come back do some widening and flattening, continue to remove some of the trash and really make it great for public use," says Chris Gensic, park and trails planner for the City of Charlottesville.

The entry point for the trail is on Elliott Avenue between 1st and 6th Street, across from the IX Building.

If you are interested in attending the community input session, you are encouraged to stop by Monday night's meeting at 6 at Portico Church at The IX Building.

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