The Seven Bends Lectures        

St. Paul’s Heritage Center,    106 S. High Street,    Edinburg Virginia
Free and open to the public

Sunday, April 9th, 2pm

“Hormone Confusion: The Fish, the Water, and You”

Anne Henriksen, PhD        Professor Emeritus,  Integrated Science and Technology,  James Madison University

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 Sunday, April 23rd, 2pm

No Rock Is Accidental: The Stories the Rocks of Virginia Tell 

Lynn Fichter, PhD          Professor, Department of Geology,  James Madison University


The purpose of Seven Bends State Park, the gateway to the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, is to provide water and land based outdoor recreational and educational opportunities while protecting and interpreting the spectacular scenic viewshed and the unique geological, natural, and historical resources of the storied Seven Bends area of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River in Virginia.   —Park Master Plan

Read the Master Plan Executive Summary

Seven Bends State Park on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River at Woodstock, Virginia [Map It!] is now becoming a reality. The 1,066 acre park land was dedicated in 2005, but little has changed on the land. Now the Park, which includes about 4 miles of frontage on the North Fork, has received over $2 million in funding for fiscal year 2016 from the General Assembly. While it will be many more years before significant Park facilities are built, we are pleased to see this progress which brings it one step closer to public use in the future.

Friends of the North Fork will be serving as the designated “community support organization” for Seven Bends. We look forward to the thoughtful development of the Park and being an active partner to help the community take advantage of increased river access and educational programming opportunities.  Our colleagues at Shenandoah River State Park have been doing this for years. You might visit their website to get ideas to suggest for projects at Seven Bends.

Interested in helping out at the Park?  There will be many volunteer opportunities, depending on your interests.  Friends is helping coordinate volunteer efforts, but you can also just work directly with the State Park. Thanks so much for your interest.

Please call Concha Mendoza at our office or fill in the form below to learn more about all our volunteer activities.

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