Our schedule is always a work-in-progress. Please check back frequently for any changes.
January – First Day Hike.
February- Preparing your Landscape with Proper Pruning
February weather caused us to postpone this program – please check back for the rescheduled time.
Tuesday February 4, 7 PM at the visitor’s center
Proper Pruning of Young Trees in the Park and Around Your Home for Health and Structure
David Means – Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture
The presentation will cover the importance and methods of pruning for your landscaping projects. Also, we’ll discuss Tools, Personal Protection Equipment, and Safety.
Saturday, February 8, 10 AM at shelter 2
We will put these tips into practice on Saturday, February 8th with a Hands-on pruning workshop and guided volunteer pruning of the young trees in the Park day-use picnic area. Participants need to bring Personal Protection Equipment – gloves, eye protection (safety glasses) and sturdy shoes or boots. Personal tools for pruning should include lopping pruners, and hand saws. (No Chainsaws Allowed)
March – Spring Wildflowers within the Park
Tuesday, March 4, 7 PM at the visitor’s center
Shenandoah River State Park–Made in the Shade. A showing / discussion of the various wildflowers found within the park. Featuring photographer, artist, author Jackie Bailey Labovitz
Saturday, March 8 at 10 AM
Weather Permitting A wildflower nature walk along the boardwalk.
April – Natural and Native landscaping with Harry Reed
Tuesday the 1st at 7 PM and a work project on Saturday the 5th at 10 AM, both at the visitor’s center.
May – Biking in the Park
Tuesday the 6th at 7 PM at the visitor’s center. Saturday the 10th at 10 AM at shelter 2.
June – Hiking in the Park
Tuesday, the 3rd at 7 PM, Sonja Carlborg, Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, and chair of the Front Royal/Warren County Appalachian Trail Community, will lead a discussion on long distance hiking and suggest 8 local beginner hikes for families.
Saturday the 7th, National Trails Day hiking in the Park
July – the YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS in the Park
Park Manager, Tony Widmer, will discuss the founding and history of the YCC at our Park.
August – Junior Ranger Day Camp and Riverfest
September – Annual River Clean-up an Friends Annual Picnic
October – Presentation by the Park interns from GMU/SCBI
November – Annual Business Meeting and Elections. The 2nd at 7 PM at the visitor’s center.