Tag: Shenandoah National Park
Collaborative project at courthouse casts local history in modern new light
For centuries, the records of Rockingham County – of people who lived and died here – were kept on shelves in a tight space on the top floor of the courthouse in the center of town. Now many of them are online.
Planting for the future: The resurrection of the American chestnut
In his poem Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front, Wendell Berry offers the following advice: Invest in the millennium. Plant sequoias.
You could say Loren Hostetter’s passion is an East Coast version of that charge. The down payment he is placing on future centuries comes in the form of the seedlings that spring from a chestnut.
As shutdown drags on, Shenandoah National Park keeps portions open. But it’s getting tougher.
While Shenandoah National Park is open to the public, only a few bathrooms are open and no services or help would be available if someone gets hurt or stranded on the mountain. Volunteers and park-related groups are trying to fill in the gaps with clean-ups and paying for portable bathrooms.