While it was all business at our July Board of Trustees meeting, we had a wonderful evening unwinding with Shenandoah National Park Staff, a few loyal SNPT friends, and two Artists-in-Residence!
Our Board Members and partners were joined by SNP staff, including; Pat Kenney, Shenandoah National Park Superintendent, Roy Wood, Chief of Interpretation and Education, Jim Schaberl, Division Chief of Natural and Cultural Resources, and Jessica Kusky, Volunteer and Youth Program Coordinator. SNP’s current Artist-in-Residence, photographer Danielle Austen, joined our cocktail reception where guests were able to see the photos she’s taken during her time in the park. Our evening came to a conclusion in the Big Meadows Amphitheater, where fiddlist Malia Furtado, a 2019 Artist-in-Residence, performed for our guests during dinner. The Friday night sunset did not disappoint, and the western overlooks on Skyline Drive were brimming with spectators.
The Saturday morning activity was a walk through Big Meadows, led by two Shenandoah National Park interns. Our guests learned about plants and some of the native species in the area!
In October, The Shenandoah National Park Trust will be back in the Park for a weekend of celebration with our Rapidan Society members. The Rapidan Society provides a “behind the scenes” look into the Park, as well as an opportunity to see firsthand the projects and programs you support. There are plenty of activities planned that you won’t want to miss! You can learn more about the Rapidan Society here.