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  • Where’s the Bear? Contest Launches October 13th

    The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB) and the Shenandoah National Park Trust (SNPT) are launching a unique social media-based contest entitled “Where’s the Bear?”.  The Facebook campaign will span the course of one month and will feature photos of a “life-size” black bear, taken at various locations throughout Charlottesville and Albemarle County.  Two […]

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  • SNPT Awards Nearly $200,000 to Shenandoah National Park

    How are National Parks around the U.S. maintaining services, programs, and facilities in these tough economic times of flat or reduced federal budgets? From local efforts of private non-profits, donors, volunteers, and businesses – that’s how! This year the Shenandoah National Park Trust committed funding for almost $200,000 in projects throughout the 197,000 acre Shenandoah […]

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  • Shenandoah National Park Trust Funds Research Fellowships At Shenandoah National Park

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    Funding provided by the Shenandoah National Park Trust is enabling park officials to offer a research fellowship program designed to facilitate and encourage scientific research in the park. Research funded through this program will center on the physical, biological, ecological, social, and cultural sciences. The funding will support projects conducted in the park and help […]

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  • Quiet Conservationists

    In the northern Shenandoah Valley, Matthew’s Arm reaches out to the west of the Park and comes within a mile of joining hands with the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. In the 1970s, right up under the crook of Matthew’s Arm, Fred and Christine Andreae decided to build their home and raise their family. […]

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  • Limberlost TRACK Trail opens October 25


    Thanks to a $5,000 donation from Trust donors Fran and Tom Butterfoss, Shenandoah National Park will have its first adventure trail, called a TRACK Trail, this fall.  Part of a national program called Kids in Parks, TRACK Trails are family-friendly trails that get kids “unplugged”, moving, and having fun outside.  Each TRACK Trail features a […]

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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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