This month at Virginia’s National Parks, you’ll find a new superintendent at Shenandoah National Park, updated fishing guidelines in Shenandoah’s streams and a program for aspiring Girl Scouts courtesy of Wolf Trap. Here’s more information on it all.
Shenandoah National Park’s New superintendent
Patrick Kenney was officially named superintendent of Shenandoah National Park, as well as Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, on Aug. 10. Kenney pledged to work on efforts to preserve the park’s natural and cultural resources and “enhance the visitor experience of our public lands,” in a recent press release. In the past, Kenney served as the deputy superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, where he managed the operations of 2.2 million acres and a staff of more than 800.
What to Know About the 2020 Fall Fishing Season
This year, Pass Run and the North Fork of Thornton River will be closed to harvest, but that doesn’t mean avid fishermen don’t still have plenty of space to catch a line during the season. So long as you abide by the park’s catch and release fishing guidelines, you can check out the over 70 mountain streams—full of diverse aquatic resources with a high brook trout population—at your leisure.
Wolf Trap Unveils Digital Girl Scout Ranger Program
As of Aug. 10, Northern Virginia Girl Scouts have the opportunity to earn a commemorative 19th Amendment patch from Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, as part of a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Congress ratifying the 19th Amendment. The brand-new, three-part digital program introduces Girl Scouts and troops to the 19th Amendment, the women’s suffrage movement and Wolf Trap’s unique roots in women’s history. Plus, the portal includes a scavenger hunt revolving around Wolf Trap founder Catherine Filene Shouse.
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