"A volunteer is worth twenty pressed men." – English proverb
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Kathy Scott of the Blue Ridge Foothills and Lakes Chapter (BRFAL) of Virginia Master Naturalist shares:
“A Tree Identification Project is underway at VMN, Park Staff, and Friends of the Park, have begun installing signs that will enhance public awareness of the variety and distribution of VA’s native and some non-native tree species.
This project hopes to encourage discussion of the importance of trees to wildlife and habitat conservation, their aesthetic beauty and ecological impact.
These signs will be in areas of park pedestrian traffic, and along some of the park’s many beautiful nature trails.”
The installation method does not harm the tree, and leaves room for growth. If the tree is too small for this it will be installed on a post near the tree.
The Smith Mountain Lake State Park next!
Learn more about the BRFAL Chapter here on their Rocky Mount, Virginia. Please visit the links to inquire!
Measuring for the perfect height for those large and small to see!
Taking care to install them properly for the longevity of the tree
AboutSmith Mountain Lake State Park
Smith Mountain Lake State Parkis situated on the second largest body of freshwater in the state, Smith Mountain Lake State Park, but is not just for water enthusiasts. In addition to a full range of water related activities, including swimming, fishing and boating, the park offers miles of hiking trails, housekeeping cabins, camping, picnicking, a visitor center and interpretive programs.
Cabins and camping
For information on availability of overnight accommodations, particular park amenities or to make a reservation, you can here for park fees.
Click here to view park events, festivals, workshops and interpretive programs.
The park is on the north shore of Smith Mountain Lake in Bedford County, approximately 40 miles from both Lynchburg and Roanoke and 140 miles from Richmond. Click here for a Google map.
WE ARE THANKFUL FOR OUR VOLUNTEERS! THE HARD WORK, TIME AND EFFORT THEY PUT FORTH AT OUR STATE PARKS REALLY PAYS OFF!