Clearing Bamboo by the River

Monday, August 26, was a long but productive day for the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards. Beginning at 9 a.m., CATS members began cutting large swaths of invasive bamboo along the Rivanna River Trail, opening up vistas to the water adjacent to the Veterans of Foreign Wars post on River Road. Led by Chris Gensic, park and trail planner for the City of Charlottesville, the project continued into the afternoon after a revitalizing lunch provided by the VFW. Volunteers from U.Va.’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy then pitched in to strip leaves from the bamboo poles and haul them away for public use.

Leave a Reply