New Ranger at Elk Knob State Park
This just in from Tracy Minton, Superintendent of Elk Knob State Park:
Veteran Ranger Brandy Belville recently accepted a Journey Ranger position at ELKN. Brandy is a graduate of the University of Georgia. She has served in the division for the past ten years with assignments at William B. Umstead, Morrow Mountain, and most recently at Pettigrew State Park. Brandy brings over twelve years of experience to Elk Knob. She will serve as the lead interpretation and education ranger. Please join me in congratulating Brandy, and welcoming her to the High Country and Elk Knob State Park.
Elk Knob State Park
On behalf of the Friends of High Country State Parks, congratulations and welcome to Brandy!
Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area has several events planned for early July, including a new yoga program. Click the links below to see what they are offering:
Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area, July 2013 programs
New Yoga program for July
Yoga at Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area
Elk Knob State Park is offering multiple educational programs. You can also join them every Saturday, weather permitting, to help improve their expanding network of trails. Click the link below for more info:
Elk Knob State Park, July 2013 programs
New River State Park is offering a program on the Frogs and Toads of the New River on Saturday July 6th at 7:30 pm. The program will take place at the park’s Wagoner Rd. Access. Join the rangers for a short slide show to the learn the basics about frogs and toads and the importance of monitoring their health. Then go for a short walk to experience the peeps and trills of the secretive vocalists. The program will start in the Basement Classroom of the Wagoner Rd. Access at 7:30. Bring red-lensed flashlights, if you have them.
Also at New River State Park this month is the New River Celebration Day on July 20th at the New River State Park headquarters. Check back later for more details on this event.
Grandfather Mountain State Park has also set the date for their annual Park Family Day for September 15, 12:00-4pm. Please add these great family events to your calendar, and check back here for more details.
We’re sure to receive more information about great programs and events in our High Country State Parks, and we’ll be sure to post that info here!