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New River Gorge NP&P B.A.R.K. Ranger Guided Walk
October 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join New River Gorge National Park and Preserve (NRGNPP) and Active Southern West Virginia on Saturday, October 8, at 3:00 pm, at the Grandview area’s Big Buck Trail in a special guided walk to introduce the park’s new B.A.R.K. Ranger Program. The hike will begin at Picnic Shelter #2 and will be an easy walk along even terrain.
The program is being launched during World Animal Week in recognition that NRGNPP protects native species and their habitats, while also inviting visitors to bring their leashed pets on trails to explore all the things that make West Virginia and the park wild and wonderful. Pets too, can be responsible park stewards, and the park wants to recognize those who are through this program.
We want to encourage our four-legged friends to set an example of best practices for recreating in the park by learning the rules and guidelines for their visit (via their human). Pets can then earn their own B.A.R.K Ranger collar tag and official B.A.R.K Ranger certificate, proving that they know how to set a good example while enjoying the park. Following the B.A.R.K rules, our domestic pets stay on the trail and out of native species habitat keeping both pets and wild animals safe.