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Friends of Shenandoah Day is Saturday, July 28
7/11/2012

Shenandoah National Park Trust will host its Second Annual Friends of Shenandoah Day on Saturday, July 28th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in the national park. This is a special day of hikes, park ranger programs, entertainment and cook-out for members of Shenandoah National Park Trust, the official philanthropic partner of our national park. Check-in begins at 9:15 am at the Skyland Conference Hall (mile post 41.7 on Skyline Drive).

The day’s activities include: 

10AM - 12PM    Stony Man Hike: From an historic copper mine to a home for some of Virginia’s rarest and most vulnerable animals and plants, Stony Man has many stories to tell. 1.6 miles.
10AM -11AM         All Who Wander Are Not Lost:  Learn map and compass orienteering in this fun workshop.
11AM - 11:30AM   Wild About Bears:  Discover new facts about Shenandoah’s largest mammal from a Park Ranger.
11:45AM - 1PM   Lunch and entertainment by the Shenandoah Valley Cloggers.
1PM - 2PM       All Green is Not Good:  Learn about the challenge of invasive, non-native plants in Shenandoah and what our park--and Shenandoah National Park Trust--are doing about it.
2PM - 3PM   Historic Massanutten Lodge: Tour this restored 1911 cottage to learn the history of Skyland, the mountain resort that pre-dated the national park.
2PM - 4PM   Ancient Volcano Hike: The rocks of Shenandoah preserve the story of this special place. 2 miles.

All activities are appropriate for adults and able-footed children. Activities overlap so that participants may choose their favorites. Advance registration is required at www.snptrust.org or by contacting (434) 293-2728 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            (434) 293-2728      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.  $10 per adult and kids 12 and older and $5 for children under 12. 


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