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Shenandoah National Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day 2011
Shenandoah National Park invites you to become one of thousands of volunteers on public lands across the country to celebrate service and recreation on National Public Lands Day 2011!
The park will be hosting an event at the Byrd Visitor Center and in the Big Meadows Area at milepost 51.2 along Skyline Drive.Following a short informative presentation, participants will assist with field work in the Big Meadows area.The service project will take place within the meadow and will include using loppers and/or folding handsaws to cut small-sized black locust trees.Leather gloves and other needed equipment will be provided.
In addition to celebrating the spirit of public service, this event is intended to educate participants about human and ecological threats that impact the park as well as to show what everyone can do to help by volunteering, being respectful when visiting our parks and making wise choices at home.
Schedule of Events
September 24, 2011 - Byrd Visitor Center
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.Registration
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.Presentation/Orientation
10:00 - 12:00 noonService Project
Entrance fees at National Parks including Shenandoah will be waived on September 24 in celebration of National Public Lands Day.
To RSVP or for more information, contact Cindy Blugerman, Natural Resources Volunteer Coordinator at (540)999-3500, ext.3437 or e-mail us.
Did You Know?
The small circular pits (Opferkessels) often found in the rocks of Shenandoah National Park’s cliffs and summits are formed by standing water.