Family Fun Day highlights creek ecology

Posted: April 11, 2012

The Friends of the North Fork and the Smith Creek Watershed Partnership host a free Family Fun Day on Smith Creek April 21, from noon-3 p.m.

The event will take place at Bill Gallucci's farm at 7677 Smith Creek Rd.  and will include hands-on activities including fishing lessons, river bug hunting, tours of a water-friendly farm, interactive encounters at the wildlife station, stream health activities and composting tips.

Lunch will be provided by Boy Scout Troop 88.

The event is free, but reservations are required by Friday.

The Friends of the North Fork is dedicated to enhancing the purity, beauty and natural flow of the North Fork. The Family Fun Day is organized with assistance from the Smith Creek Partnership, a group of interested stakeholders focused on improving the health of Smith Creek and its tributaries, which feed into the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.

The Smith Creek Watershed, which straddles Rockingham and Shenandoah counties, joins the Upper Chester in Maryland and the Conewago in Pennsylvania as one of three U.S. Department of Agriculture "Showcase Watersheds" designed to show what can be accomplished by bringing people and groups together to address natural resource concerns in a focus area watershed. 

To reserve, call 459-8550 or e-mail at

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