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  • Meet The Super

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    Join us Wednesday, September 17 from 5:00 to 7:00pm to “Meet the Super”.  Shenandoah National Park Superintendent, Jim Northup, will deliver a “State of the Park” address and answer questions.  The Shenandoah National Park Trust is celebrating our new staff and new offices (down the hall from our previous office) and continuing support from our community.  It’s […]

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  • Help fund a new Junior Ranger Program


    First impressions matter!   For many children, Junior Ranger is their first national park experience. A child choosing to participate in Junior Ranger receives a workbook with lively and engaging activities. These workbooks and activities are specific to Shenandoah National Park. As the child proceeds through the workbook and answers questions, draws pictures, etc., s/he […]

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  • We’re sending kids to camp!


    Thanks to generous funding from the Ohrstrom Foundation, Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge and BAMA Works, the Trust is supporting four weeks of service learning summer camps in Shenandoah National Park this summer. These week-long overnight camps provide transformational experiences for underserved youth. These teens hike, play, cook over an […]

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  • Preserving History


    The Civilian Conservation Corps was instrumental in building much of America’s infrastructure, including in our national parks. Shenandoah was, in fact, the first national park to benefit from the CCC. During the early years of the Park, 10 CCC camps dotted the landscape, housing 1,000 CCC boys. The CCC boys built trails, picnic ground and […]

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  • $10,000 match met!


    The Shenandoah National Park Trust has undertaken a three-year initiative to restore native trees and grasses in key portions of Shenandoah National Park. Our Native Plants Now! project will fund a native plants crew for three years, whose focus will be to propagate and plant 15,000 native trees and grasses in these areas. This is […]

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  • Shenandoah National Park Quarter Release

    Friday, April 4 10:00 am Skyline High School, Front Royal, VA U.S. Mint’s Shenandoah National Park Quarter Release – The U.S. Mint has produced a new quarter depicting Shenandoah National Park as part of its American the Beautiful Quarters Program. The Mint will launch the new Shenandoah coin at this official event. Attendees will be […]

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  • Summer Safari 2014


    Saturday, May 31 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal, VA Summer Safari 2014 – Now in its fourth year, this much-anticipated gala co-hosted by the Shenandoah National Park Trust, Piedmont Environmental Council and Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute celebrates Virginia’s living landscapes. The evening includes wildlife tours; opportunities to mingle with […]

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  • Banff Mountain Film Festival


    Banff Mountain Film Festival tickets on sale now and going fast!  Sunday, March 9th – 6:00 PM Monday, March 10th – 7:00 PM The Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, VA Every year in November, the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada hosts a nine-day festival that features the world’s best mountain films. These superb movies feature rock climbing, […]

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  • What’s New for 2014?

      Opportunities abound to support your park in 2014! Here are some of the projects you can help deliver: Kids in Parks, an exciting activity-based program that turns hikes into adventures for kids. A colorful new kiosk with brochures and activities will identify the park’s new TRACK Trail in 2014. Stay tuned to find out which trail will earn […]

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  • Thank You


    You helped make 2013 a special year for Shenandoah National Park, and we thank you! Your generosity made these initiatives possible: Our Changing World, a new interactive module in Byrd Visitor Center where you can learn about Shenandoah’s air quality, our changing climate and what it means for our park. Forest Restoration, a multi-year effort to control […]

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  • The perfect holiday gift

    Your dad doesn’t need another pair of slippers. Your colleague doesn’t want another tin of peanut brittle. What to do, what to do… How about a gift that has real meaning behind it? How about a gift to the Shenandoah National Park Trust in honor of your dad, your colleague, your kids’ teachers? We will […]

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  • A Change in Leadership

    Please join us in thanking Peter Rice for his outstanding leadership of the Shenandoah National Park Trust in his position as Founding Chairman of the Board. Peter stepped down from the chairmanship this fall. Under his guidance, the concept of a philanthropic partner and “friends” group for Shenandoah National Park came to fruition and thrives […]

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  • Hundred Mile Club: Paine Run (rescheduled)

    Sunday, January 1210:00 am – 4:00 pm We’ll avoid the possibility of Skyline Drive being closed for bad weather by accessing this trail from the park perimeter. Upon RSVPing (see below), you will receive information on carpooling and parking. We’ll access the Paine Run trail from the western side of the park.  For the first […]

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  • Winter Wildlife in Shenandoah


    Make it a goal to visit Shenandoah in all four seasons. You won’t be disappointed. Winter is a special time in the park. Leafless trees provide unobstructed views of the Shenandoah Valley and the Virginia Piedmont. The air is crisp and clear. And snow on the ground reveals wildlife tracks you might otherwise miss. You’ll […]

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  • Last Call!

    Shenandoah National Park is open year-round, but the restaurants, lodges, waysides and campgrounds are now beginning to close for the season. Here are some key facility closing dates: Dickey Ridge Visitor Center – November 24 Byrd Visitor Center – December 1 Lewis Mountain Cabins – November 10 Skyland Resort – December 8 Big Meadows Lodge […]

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