The Trails and Owned Lands Committee manages the Uncas Trail and the lands and trails at the Sunnyside Preserve near Kendal. They work on trail maintenance, plantings of native plant species, invasive plant management and removal, and more for the enjoyment of residents of and visitors to the area.
We need and welcome volunteers to help manage easements and property belonging outright to RACC. This committee meets every odd numbered month (see the calendar for details). These meetings vary from outdoor trail maintenance work days to in-person/hybrid meetings. Work days are weather and volunteer dependent and are not updated on our calendar. Email us for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A grant of $12,000 from the Virginia Outdoors Foundation will reimburse RACC for planned improvements to the trail entrance road and parking area in East Lexington, construction of a trailhead kiosk and benches.
Virginia Outdoors Foundation, Places That Connect – Uncas Trail, City of Lexington
by Anita Angelone, July 30, 2021
RACC and Kendal have established a partnership for management of the Sunnyside Preserve. Kendal will maintain a mowed track through the grassy area and a woodland path has been designed and cleared by volunteers. Professional mapping of the wetlands is complete and plans are under way to bring native plants into riparian zones.
RACC is also working with the Chesapeake Bay Upper James program for removal of exotic invasive plants and replanting with native species riparian vegetation.