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  1. #1
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    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Carvins Cove Re-opened

    this is a email i recently received..

    Trail Volunteers,
    You will be happy to know that the City Parks and Recreation has reopened most of the trails at Carvins Cove! Please note the ones that are still closed and respect these closures.
    Thanks to the help of our volunteers over the past 10 days, over 400 trees have been cut out of the trails and roads. 2 burned culverts on the Four Gorge Trail were repaired by replacing them with armored creek crossings. And part of Enchanted forest was rerouted (most of this reroute was in the trail plans anyway).

    You can see the project reports and pictures by going to

    Here is the official notice from Roanoke City Parks and Recreation:

    Carvins Cove Trails to Re-Open

    Extensive trail work is ongoing at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve.
    Volunteers from the VAST Network have logged nearly 100 hours over the past
    10 days repairing a large majority of the damaged sustained earlier this
    month. Representatives from the Virginia Department of Forestry have also
    performed mitigation work on select trails and the Brushy Mountain Fire
    Road. With that said, the trails at Carvins Cove are now open to the
    public with the following exceptions:

    Happy Valley Fire Road (from Schoolhouse to the Boat Dock parking lot)
    Kerncliff (from Hemlock Tunnel to Araminta)
    Sawmill Branch

    Work on these trails will continue over the next few weeks. Patrons are
    reminded to always take proper precautions when using the Carvins Cove
    trails. Those interested in assisting with the volunteer effort should

    For more information, please contact Michael Clark, Recreation
    Superintendent at 540.853.1198.

    Thanks to all those that have shown so much interest in the trails lately,
    Brian Batteiger
    i was about 2 of those 100 labor hours

    who is down for a ride tomorrow afternoon?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Good Deal. Can't make the ride just yet - but soon I hope. Thanks Brian and Friends for good work done quickly.

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