The Shenandoah Riverkeeper Member Meeting and Fall Foliage Bike & Hike will take place Saturday, 17 October, starting at 12 noon, at the Shenandoah University River Campus pavilion, 1400 Parker Ln, Bluemont, VA 20135.
Join us for a year in review of the work Shenandoah Riverkeeper has accomplished this past year, and the challenges we’ve run into along the way! You’ll also get a sneak preview of the Shenandoah Riverkeeper priorities for 2021.
Attendance is free but registration is required so we can get a head count for planning purposes. Everyone attending will get a Respect the Shenandoah sticker suitable for display on your vehicle or laptop.
The member meeting will run for no more than one hour and will be followed immediately by the Shenandoah Riverkeeper Fall Foliage Bike & Hike on the River Campus.
The member meeting will employ social distancing, and we are requiring attendees wear a proper facial shield or mask.
Following the meeting, everyone is encouraged to hop on their bike or don their hiking boots and walk the five-mile paved loop that takes you around and through the 195-acre campus. The pavilion is conveniently situated right in the middle of the figure-eight loop so it’s quite easy to walk a portion of the trail. Originally, a golf course, the golf cart path still remains while the grounds are being slowly converted to native plantings. The river parallels the campus so you can take in the beauty of the river along with the fall colors. There are several ponds on the grounds if you want to sneak in some fishing in addition to hiking and biking.
We will provide burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, and chips for anyone in need of a little snack to get them through the day. We ask that everyone bring their favorite refreshments (sorry, no beer or alcohol) with them to minimize any cross contamination of drinks. Individuals working the grill and handling food items will be required to wear masks and nitrile gloves.
We are suggesting a $10 donation to help defray the costs, but no one will be turned away as long as you register in advance.
We hope you join us