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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hundred Mile Club- Featured Hike: Riprap Hollow

    Riprap Hollow is one of the most popular circuit hikes in the South District. The first few miles offer beautiful mountainside views. Later, you’ll enjoy stream crossings, a waterfall and a spring-fed swimming hole. This is a moderately strenuous hike of 9.5 miles and an elevation gain of 2225 ft. No one to hike with? […]

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  • Friends of Shenandoah Day – Saturday July 28, 2012

    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       […]

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