skip to Main Content


Mission: Friends of Woods Creek will protect, enhance, and promote Woods Creek and Trail.

Woods Creek’s water quality and its trail are deteriorating, there is erosion along the creek banks, and invasive plants are taking over in the urban areas of the park. To address these concerns, Friends of Woods Creek formed as a new initiative of Rockbridge Conservation. Friends of Woods Creek members are identifying areas along the creek that need restoration. We are working with the City of Lexington and other organizations to make plans to correct problem areas.

Steering Committee: Oversight of the initiative’s four project areas. Sends out monthly email update summarizing the initiative’s Project Area activities. At least one of our steering committee member attends each focus area meeting.

Steering Committee members are: David Agnor, Betty Besal, Chris Wise, Sandra Stuart.

Project Areas:

Trail: involved with removal of invasive plants, planting native plants in the riparian buffer zone, and promoting recreational opportunities along the trail.

Watershed: water monitoring quality, working with Lexington Golf and Country Club’s representatives to green the golf course, addressing issues around the Woods Creek dam’s impact on safety, water quality, and wildlife habitat.

Outreach & Education: signage, community outreach, neighbor communications, website design and content, social media

Grants: apply for grants to support activities of the initiative

Get Involved: Plans are being made to address trail and creek problems each month. If you are interested in joining the discussions, getting involved in restoration projects, or have any questions, please contact Sandra Stuart at

Back To Top