The Shenandoah National Park brings people together and gives them a space to enjoy solitude. It is a place for education and exploration. For visitors, as well as for the animals that call it home, the Park offers freedom to enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge. Shenandoah National Park gives us many reasons to be thankful
The Shenandoah National Park Trust is proud to fund programs and projects that make the Park even more educational, accessible, and wild for generations to come.
SNPT provides funding for programs like Play Learn Serve, which brings Shenandoah National Park to over 10,000 children through virtual and in-person programming. Last year, SNP virtual programs reached students in 13 states! We also supported 6 annual internships in the Park that offer young adults an opportunity to expand the Park’s capacity to serve its visitors while also training future stewards of the National Park Service. SNPT provides funding for five 3-week artist residencies, so those artists could share the beauty of our Park with visitors near and far.
The Shenandoah National Park Trust safeguards the views on Skyline Drive by funding the clearing of overlooks, and we have also funded the purchase of land that is now home to the new Old Rag Parking Area. Currently, the Trust is funding the restoration of Boulder Cabin, one of the original structures in Skyland Resort. SNPT is defending the Park’s landscape by funding the treatment of over 3,000 Ash and Hemlock trees from invasive insects. And this year, we are supporting the planting of at least 800 native trees that were in areas once inhabited by invasive plants.
By supporting the Shenandoah National Park Trust, you help these and many other programs in the Shenandoah National Park.