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Calendar of Upcoming Events

Unless otherwise noted, all events start at the Bull Run Mountains Conservancy (BRMC) Mountain House (See the Area Map for directions.)

Call (703) 753-2631 for more information about the events listed below.

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MONTHLY PUBLIC PROGRAMS

HIKE WITH A NATURALIST

1st Wednesday of Every Month
9 a.m.–11a.m.

Our first Wednesday of the month hike for those members and nonmembers who prefer to hike in a group. Come and discover some of the flora and fauna of the Bull Run Mountains.
This program is free; all are welcome; donations accepted.
January: Geology
February: Winter Tree Identification
March: Amphibians
April: Spring Ephemerals
May: Ferns and their Allies

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TRAIL WORK SATURDAYS

2nd Saturday of Every Month
9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Join us in our efforts to improve and maintain the trail system on the Mountains. Every month volunteers leave a lasting impression on the Preserve and have fun doing it
This program is free; all are welcome.

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS


Herpetology Camp

Session 1: June 22nd—June 23rd   Monday—Tuesday,   9am—4pm
Session 2: June 25th—June 26th   Thursday—Friday,   9am—4pm
Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians. BRMC invites your child to spend two days hiking and handling, searching, and observing salamanders, frogs, lizards, snakes, and turtles on the Preserve.
Marty Martin, a premier mid-Atlantic herpetologist, will be joining both camps. Ages 7-12.   Click for brochure.
Limited to 15 participants per session.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $100, Non-members: $150.

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BLUE RIDGE DAY HIKE

June 27th   Saturday,   8am—5pm

Shenandoah National Park is home to greenstone outcrops and high elevation red oak forests, seepage swamps, and boulder fields, as well as other forest communities. Gary Fleming, a staff vegetation ecologist with the Virginia Division of Natural Heritage, will lead our group on a day-hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Escape the summer heat while learning about these unique ecological communities from the perspective of someone who has spent years studying this National Park. Space is limited.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $25/ Non-members: $35.

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A Day In The Watershed -- Teacher Workshop

Session 1: June 29th   Monday,   9am—3pm
Session 2: July 10th   Friday,   9am—3pm
(Description TBD)
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $20, Non-members: $20.

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CHESAPEAKE WATERSHED WORKSHOP

July 6th—July 9th   Monday—Thursday,   9am—4pm

BRMC is offering an educational workshop focused on the conservation of the rivers and streams that flow into the Chesapeake Bay. We will explore headwater streams on the Bull Run Mountains, go downstream on Little Bull Run, and visit Turkey Run National Park. At each location students will perform stream monitoring, vegetation analyses, and stream habitat and riparian buffer evaluations. Ages 13-18.   Click for brochure.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $200/ Non-members: $250.

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BUDDING NATURALIST CAMP

July 20th—July 24th   Monday—Friday,   10am—12pm

At this week-long camp, young children will be exposed to the outdoors and wildlife. They will explore life on the Bull Run Mountains through a series of discovery hikes, frog and salamander searches, snake viewing, stream exploration, nature crafts, and games. Ages 4-6.   Click for brochure.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $125/ Non-members: $175.

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Summer Nature Camp

Session 1: July 20th—July 24th   Monday—Friday,   9am—4pm
Session 2: July 27th—July 31st   Monday—Friday,   9am—4pm
BRMC invites your child to spend an adventurous week interacting with the natural world. Each day we will focus on different groups of plants and animals on the Bull Run Mountains. Campers will add to their understanding of natural systems through hikes, stream walks, snake handling (only if desired), frog and salamander catching, bird watching, butterfly and insect collecting, crafts, and games. Ages 7-12.   Click for brochure.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $250, Non-members: $300.

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