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  • Limberlost TRACK Trail opens October 25

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    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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  • $10,000 match met!

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    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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  • Summer Safari 2014

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    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

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    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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  • Winter Wildlife in Shenandoah

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    Make it a goal to visit Shenandoah in all four seasons. You won’t be disappointed. Winter is a special time in the park. Leafless trees provide unobstructed views of the Shenandoah Valley and the Virginia Piedmont. The air is crisp and clear. And snow on the ground reveals wildlife tracks you might otherwise miss. You’ll […]

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  • Your Gift at Work: Shenandoah in Your Classroom

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    Many of the projects you help fund through gifts to the Trust serve youth in the national park. However, recognizing that school budgets and field trips are diminishing, you and other Trust supporters are helping funding projects like “Shenandoah in Your Classroom,” which brings the national park to area schools. Shenandoah in Your Classroom is […]

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  • Welcome Superintendent Jim Northup

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    Shenandoah National Park’s new superintendent takes the helm this month. Jim comes to Shenandoah from Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where he has served as Superintendent since 2005. His 32-year career with the National Park Service also includes positions at Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Teton, Big Bend and Grand Canyon National Parks; […]

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  • Visitor Spotlight- Silvia Boosten

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      Q. You live in California but come to Shenandoah National Park regularly. Why? A: I first I came to Shenandoah in 1981. My father took me on a driving tour. We stopped at all the overlooks to take pictures. It was beautiful and peaceful. I continued the tradition by bringing my daughter here. I’ve been bringing her to […]

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  • Ken Burns: “National parks feed America’s soul”

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    Renowned filmmaker Ken Burns recalls screening his highly acclaimed documentary The National Parks:  America’s Best Idea with President Obama. Hear Ken’s interview with USA Today, with personal stories Ken and the president shared as they spoke about their trips to our national parks—including Ken’s formative outing in Shenandoah.

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  • Summer Safari 2012

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    NOTE:    We still have a few tickets available for $250 each, which can be purchased at the door the day of the event starting at 4:00 pm. Please bring a check made out to Shenandoah National Park Trust. If you have questions about the event, please contact Kate Hopkins at (813) 283-8186.  

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  • Visitor Spotlight- Gabriel Mapel

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    What had you accomplished by the time you were 11? “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on the violin? Long division? By the time Gabriel Mapel was 11, he was a published author and an award-winning photographer. And a whole lot more. This talented, charming young man from New Hope, Virginia wrote Oh No, Getrude– the true […]

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  • Visitor Spotlight

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    “Dear Shenandoah Park:  I am 7 years old and my family loves your park. Love, Sean Forsythe.” That was the hand-written note that accompanied two $5 bills addressed to the Trust.  The money came straight from Sean’s piggy bank. Sean lives in Richmond, Virginia with his parents and little brother, Patrick. Avid outdoorsmen and travelers, […]

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  • Visitor Spotlight

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    Manuel Lerdau first visited Shenandoah in 1975 on his fifth grade field trip to Old Rag Mountain.  He was hooked from that day on.   In the early 1990s, Manuel went backpacking in Shenandoah with his girlfriend, a Utah native, to prove to her that “we had real mountains here and a quiet beauty and […]

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  • Shenandoah National Park: It’s a family affair

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    When Congress authorized the creation of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, it was with the condition that no federal dollars would be spent and that the land had to be donated to the federal government. Mr. Coner Yates, a dairy farmer from Culpeper, had a keen sense that establishing a national park in this part […]

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  • Kevin Adams: Meet the Artist

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    National Parks have long served as a source of inspiration for artist Kevin Adams.  Acknowledging his talent in this arena, the U.S. Department of Interior commissioned Adams to paint a series of Grand Canyon National Park for its 75th anniversary and Glacier National Park for its 85th anniversary.  For each project, Kevin spent many weeks […]

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