September 23, 2010

SOS Weekend at Lake Anna State Park

SOS (Social Outdoor Service) Weekend @ Lake Anna State Park  
November 5 – 7, 2010

This is a event for our chapter to get together for SERVICE, Advanced Training, and social time. (FUN!) We hope you come and enjoy the entire weekend, but if you cannot - come for part of the activities. You are welcome to bring friends and family. Lake Anna State Park is located in Spotsylvania County 45 min from Fredericksburg.

Service: At least 4 hours of Service opportunity approved toward your 40 annual hour requirement. (Service TBD by LASP but may be Trail Maintenance.)

Training: Bird walks by Donna Finnegan, Forestry by Harry Puffenburger. Geology of Lake Anna session by Gilmer and Lassister. These are approved as advanced training hours.


Campsites STD $24/ $30 ELEC, and small “Campcabins” w/ electric (up to 4 persons) $45 per night. Make your own reservations. Details and reservations are online @ or call 1-800-933-PARK.

Bunkhouse: LASP has offered their group bunkhouse to us: a small but efficient log structure which will serve as VMN CENTRAL for the weekend. It has a KITCHEN and a DECK - but note bathhouse facilities are a short walk. There is a separate room with 4 bunks for men, and the main room with 10 bunks for women.

For Bunkhouse only call or email Donna Finnegan and NOT the above reservations. $10 per person per night – first come first served & may be upper or lower.


Food: Bring your own requirements but there will be simple breakfast (Coffee and bagels) and dinner (Hamburger/Hotdog) fare available to share with all in the bunkhouse. Gas Grill on the deck. Bring coolers and drinks.

Tentative Schedule:

Friday - Check in. Night walk to beach for stargazing, looking for owls and bats.

7:30-8:30 Birding Walk
8:30-9:30 Breakfast/cleanup
9:30 to 11:30 Forestry Walk Tree Identification
11:30 - 1pm Lunch and cleanup
1:00-4pm Geology with Amy Gilmer and Bill Lassiter (special park event) Bedrock in Lake Anna State Park includes metamorphosed volcanic & intrusive rocks that are mapped as part of the central Virginia volcanic-plutonic belt.. William Lassetter, an economic geologist with Virginia Division of Geology & Mineral Resources, Charlottesville will discuss the various rock types found in the Park, & the nature of mineralization at the historic Goodwin gold mine. Sturdy walking shoes & hand lens magnifier loupe are recommended
Evening - dinner and cleanup . Possible campfire.

7:30- 8:30 Birding Walk
8:30 – 9:30 Breakfast/Cleanup
10 – 2pm SERVICE PROJECT TBD (pack a lunch)
3pm checkout

Feel Free to Call or email Donna Finnegan if you have any questions or concerns. 540.895.9261