News Category: News

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The perfect holiday gift

    Your dad doesn’t need another pair of slippers. Your colleague doesn’t want another tin of peanut brittle. What to do, what to do… How about a gift that has real meaning behind it? How about a gift to the Shenandoah National Park Trust in honor of your dad, your colleague, your kids’ teachers? We will […]

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  • A Change in Leadership

    Please join us in thanking Peter Rice for his outstanding leadership of the Shenandoah National Park Trust in his position as Founding Chairman of the Board. Peter stepped down from the chairmanship this fall. Under his guidance, the concept of a philanthropic partner and “friends” group for Shenandoah National Park came to fruition and thrives […]

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  • Hundred Mile Club: Paine Run (rescheduled)

    Sunday, January 1210:00 am – 4:00 pm We’ll avoid the possibility of Skyline Drive being closed for bad weather by accessing this trail from the park perimeter. Upon RSVPing (see below), you will receive information on carpooling and parking. We’ll access the Paine Run trail from the western side of the park.  For the first […]

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  • Last Call!

    Shenandoah National Park is open year-round, but the restaurants, lodges, waysides and campgrounds are now beginning to close for the season. Here are some key facility closing dates: Dickey Ridge Visitor Center – November 24 Byrd Visitor Center – December 1 Lewis Mountain Cabins – November 10 Skyland Resort – December 8 Big Meadows Lodge […]

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  • Hunting Season

    In order to reduce illegal hunting activity in the park during Virginia’s hunting season, Skyline Drive will be closed at various times: Skyline Drive between Front Royal (Mile 0 at U.S. Highway 340) and Thornton Gap (Mile 31 at U.S. Highway 211) and between Swift Run Gap (Mile 65 at U.S. Highway 33) and Rockfish […]

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  • Thank you to our Scramble Sponsors

    Seventy-five hikers ushered in autumn with the Trust at our second annual Shenandoah Scramble on September 22. Participants chose one of six guided hikes and pledged a minimum donation of $100. Great prizes of outdoor gear and get-away weekends were awarded for the individual and team that raised the most money. We exceeded our $10,000 […]

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