After four years as Superintendent of Shenandoah National Park, Martha Bogle will retire next month. Martha has dedicated more than 30 years to the National Park Service, beginning as a seasonal park ranger at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She went on to assume posts in 10 other national parks, including Everglades National Park, Virgin […]
Wednesday, Oct. 10 – Furnace Mountain This 7-mile hike starts and finishes with a traverse of the open talus slopes of Blackrock and offers 360- degree views of the southern mountains. From Blackrock, we’ll ascend a shoulder of Trayfoot Mountain, before descending 600′ and ascending 600′ to the summit of Furnace Mountain. This is one […]
When you think of Shenandoah’s wildlife, what comes to mind? Black bear, deer, songbirds for sure. Now you can add eel to that list. Eight years after the Army Corps of Engineers breached the Embrey Dam on the Rappahannock River, eels are returning to Shenandoah’s waters. These long, skinny fish spawn in the Sargasso […]
The National Parks Traveler has published a terrific magazine highlighting the critical role national park “friends groups” play in supporting these magnificent places. We’re honored to be the first featured group. Read your copy here.
Spring – Summer 2012
The Shenandoah National Park Trust is honored to have received the New Horizons Award from the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau. The award recognizes the Trust for helping to build partnerships and promote our park and region as part of last year’s celebration of Shenandoah National Park’s 75th Anniversary. We are also proud to […]
Charlottesville Albemarle Regional Airport (CHO) likes to welcome visitors in style! Through August, its “Art in the Airport Program” will feature Shenandoah National Park. The exhibit includes Shenandoah National Park Trust’s Oh, Shenandoah! photo exhibit, as well as fun artifacts from the park and some of its gateway communities.Take your virtual tour here.
You won’t want to miss our Second Annual Friends of Shenandoah Day! This day of special hikes, ranger programs and entertainment is for Shenandoah National Park Trust members and their families. Activities overlap so you can choose what you like best. All activities are suitable for able-footed children or toddlers in backpacks. 9:15 - 9:45 am […]
Shenandoah National Park’s 75th anniversary in 2011 celebrated the past, present and future of our park and its relationship with its neighboring communities. You are invited to help chart the future for our park at a conference at James Madison University on Thursday, May 24. Connecting for Prosperity: Charting the Future Together will include panel […]
Join us Sunday, June 3 for a North to South Traverse of the Parks highest peak- Hawksbill. We will use the Appalachian Trail across occasional talus slopes, affording unique vegetation and views west and up the mountain. Near the summit, we will take the Salamander Trail to the stone shelter and summit ledges, with some […]
A recent study of the economic impact of the national parks conducted by Michigan State University economist Daniel Stynes found that Shenandoah National Park has an $88-million-a-year impact on the communities around it and supports more than 1,400 jobs. In 2010, over 1.2 million people visited Shenandoah National Park. Nearly 302,000 stayed at least one […]
Shenandoah National Park Trust donors are helping to fund the park’s first climate change education program. The program is based on research currently underway on the potential impacts of climate change on the park’s high-elevation species, starting with the Shenandoah salamander—a species found nowhere else on earth except three mountains in Shenandoah National Park! The […]
Over the coming years, our national parks will be forced to make some very difficult decisions. If rising sea levels threaten the habitat of a rare wildlife species within a national park, will the animals be moved to a new habitat? Will songbirds that expand their range to new territories within national parks be considered […]
Shenandoah National Park Trust’s photography exhibition, Oh, Shenandoah!, drew a huge crowd to its opening reception at The Arts Center In Orange on January 12th. The 24 photographs on display are a selection of finalist and award-winning pictures from six separate contests held last year in celebration of Shenandoah National Park’s 75th anniversary. Each contest […]
These lucky people will be enjoying some great gear and trips in the coming year. Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to all those who supported Shenandoah National Park Trust by purchasing tickets at park-sanctioned community events this fall, and to the companies who donated the gifts: ARAMARK, Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, Deuter, […]