CATS Keep Going and Keep Safe

Freshly mulched plantings at the Ivy Creek Natural Area

The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards continue to find ways to care for community landscapes while keeping members safe. For instance, we have worked in small groups—six or fewer—to help maintain social distancing, and volunteers wear masks unless working alone or as a couple.

In Fluvanna County, this allowed us to deploy a band of CATS in mid-September for the continued care of Pleasant Grove, where we are helping local volunteers maintain about 150 trees planted around wildlife meadows and habitats.

On September 30, another small group of CATS returned to the Ivy Creek Natural Area to weed and mulch native trees and shrubs we planted near the birdwatching area. We’re not letting a pandemic keep us from getting such jobs done.