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    WE ARE VERY PLEASED to announce that The Shenandoah National Park Trust has been chosen as a participating organization for the 2015 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC). This charitable giving campaign reaches more than 100,000 state employees each year, providing information and a vehicle to “automate” charitable giving via payroll deduction. These funds provide critical […]

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  • Denver Post Op Ed by Trustee Maureen Finnerty


    SNPT board member Maureen Finnerty has dedicated her career to the national parks, serving for over 30 years with the National Park Service (NPS) that included stints in its national and regional offices and serving as Superintendent of both Olympia and Everglades National Parks.  Maureen recently wrote a guest editorial for the Denver Post: “This is […]

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  • Postcards from the Park: Big Brothers-Big Sisters Camp in Shenandoah National Park


    Early in June the Shenandoah National Park Trust’s joint initiative with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Boys and Girls Club: Step Up to the Great Outdoors: From Neighborhood to National Park, brought a group of first-time campers to the park for an overnight and day hike.  Led by Shenandoah Park Rangers, a group of young people from the […]

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  • Step Up Program Launch

    The Trust has forged new partnerships with Boys and Girls Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters in an effort to connect underserved children with their national park. Step Up to the Great Outdoors: From Neighborhood to National Park introduces children to Shenandoah in three phases. Step #1 brings park rangers to the children’s neighborhood; Step […]

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  • Summer Safari 2015


    Saturday, June 6  4:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal, VA Summer Safari 2015 – Now in its fifth 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 self-guided wildlife walks; opportunities to mingle […]

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  • Help Fund Pinnacles Now!

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    Click here to help fund Pinnacles.  In 2006, I was one of six landscape architecture students from the State University of New York who lived in Shenandoah National Park for six weeks. They were six weeks that changed my life. I am writing today to ask you to help keep research and volunteerism alive and […]

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  • Pinnacles Featured on Newsplex


    Pinnacles Research Facility, and the Shenandoah National Park Trust’s campaign to raise funds to preserve the structure, was featured on Newsplex Friday, January 9th.  Click here to view the report.    

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  • Holly Berry Husbandry Pledges 15% of Profits to SNP Trust

    Matthew Boyer, Trustee on the Shenandoah National Park Trust Board, has spent his career fundraising for conservation non-profits. His professional experiences include working for the National Park Foundation, World Wildlife Fund and the National Park Conservation Association, and he is currently Vice President of Individual Giving at American Forests. An avid hiker, Matthew founded a […]

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  • The Camera as a Portal to Explore Shenandoah

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    At the Byrd Visitor Center at Big Meadows, photographer Sandy Long, Shenandoah National Park’s first Artist-in-Residence, shared her experience and presented an eight-minute slide show of some of her more than 4,000 images shot during her two-week residency. “In an Artist-in-Residence program,” explained Ranger Bob Kuhns during his introduction of the photographer, “an artist is […]

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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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