This Weekend At Leesylvania State Park

Hitching a Ride
Date:
08/08/2012
Time:
3 Sessions – 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., & 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Location:
Visitor Center
Description:
Have you ever wondered how a plant ends up growing far away from other plants of its kind? Get ready to explore the world of nature’s hitchhiking plants. Start in the Visitor Center where a ranger will show just how many different ways seeds can move and end by taking home your very own planted sock. Appropriate for ages 4 and up.  $2/person, $6/family
Creepy Crawlies
Date:
08/09/2012
Time:
3 Sessions – 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., & 3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Location:
Visitor Center
Description:
Take a peek at who lives under Leesylvania ‘s logs and rocks. We’ll be taking an up close look at where decomposers live and what they like to eat. Join us and get to know your underground neighbors and eat a cup of dirt! Fee is $2/person and $6/family.
Pond Play!
Date:
08/10/2012
Time:
3 Sessions – 11:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M.- 3:00 P.M., & 4:00 P.M.- 5:00 P.M.
Location:
Visitor Center
Description:
Explore the animals that live in our pond. You’ll get to see frogs, turtles, and fish. A ranger will use nets to catch animals that are under the water so you can see them up close and personal.
2nd Annual Hike for the Cause
Date:
08/11/2012
Time:
9:00 a.m.   To  11:00 a.m.
Location:
Visitor Center
Description:
Join us in the fight against breast cancer as we host our 2nd Annual Hike for the Cause to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (http://www.stayclassy.org/fundraise?fcid=121459) .  There will be activity tables, prizes from local sponsors, and informational tables about the cause.  Inquire at the Visitor Center for Registration forms or emailleesylvaniavc@dcr.virginia.gov. Registration fee is $25.  Deadline to receive t-shirt is July 18, 2012.

In 2011 we raised $1,607. That is enough to provide 16 uninsured women with a free mammogram! We are hoping to get even closer to our goal of $7,500 in 2012.

Music at the Marina – Soul Gravity
Date:
08/11/2012
Time:
5:00 p.m.   To  7:00 p.m.
Location:
Breakwater Marina Store
Description:
Soul Gravity mixes a bit of acoustic rock sensibilities with contemporary rock grooves and then tops it all off with some fat guitar edge, tight vocal harmonies, and excellent musicianship.  Bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic while listening to Soul Gravity.

Sponsored by Steve’s Auto Repair (http://stevesautorepairva.com) and Friends of Leesylvania State Park.

Bushey Point Trail
Date:
08/12/2012
Time:
2 sessions – 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Location:
Bushey Point Trailhead next to the Marina parking lot
Description:
Take a walk through the woods with a ranger along the Bushey Point Trail. We will pause at points of historic and ecological interest.
Canoe Tour
Date:
08/12/2012
Time:
5:00 p.m.   To  7:00 p.m.
Location:
Register at the Visitor Center and then meet at Canoe Launch
Description:
Join a ranger for a guided canoe tour on Powell’s Creek. You’ll get to see wildlife, marsh plants, and test your skills in a canoe. Please register with the Visitor Center 24 hours in advance for the tour. Fee is $9.00 per person, or $6.00 per person when reserving for groups of 4 or more.