Carpe Diem!

These unprecedented times have impacted us all in different ways and it is no different for the staff at Shenandoah River State Park.  So, when the river recently flooded the canal located near the brown cabin trapping some river carp, the park staff jumped into action and planned the “COVID-19 Park Employees Carp Challenge”, which took place on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020.

As a morale booster for the team: the catch and release challenge was simple – no rules – just catch the biggest carp.  When it was all said and done – the staff caught 1 carp, 7 crappie, 4 bullhead catfish, 8 bluegills and several trees and rocks.  Afterwards employees had a socially-distant lunch and completed some cabin cleaning training.

The Friends of Shenandoah River State Park donated 1,000 dollars to the Virginia State Parks Employee Benevolence Association in support of the event. The Benevolence Association is a non-profit group that donates money to Virginia State Parks Employees who are in severe financial need, usually due to disease or injury that makes them unable to work. The donation will start to replenish funds depleted by requests during the COVID-19 partial shutdown.

Photographing Spring Wildflowers

Every Saturday @ 10:00 AM from May 16th, 2020 to June 6th, 2020

VIA ZOOM!

Brought to you by our friends at Samuel’s Public Library.

Join Sharon Fisher for this 4-week class as she goes over how to take stunning pictures of wildflowers with any kind of smartphone of camera! She will be giving advice on settings and how to find flowers in your own yard. There will also be follow up discussion groups where you can share your work and get more advice.

Please contact the Library Reference Desk at 540-635-3153 for assistance with downloading Zoom to your device.