To celebrate its centennial, the Virginia Department of Forestry has a number of events and activities scheduled throughout the year and across the Commonwealth.
You can help recognize this milestone by attending one or more of the following activities:
- The Toyota 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway on April 26.
- Acting State Forester Rob Farrell and Smokey Bear at the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Parades May 2nd and 3rd.
- An exhibit of VDOF vehicles at the Virginia Transportation Museum in Roanoke May 10 – June 30.
- An exhibit of 19 original Smokey Bear paintings by Rudy Wendelin at The Chrysler Museum of Art beginning August 9th – Smokey’s 70th birthday – and running through February of 2015.
- Smokey Bear and our new State Forester will also be the grand marshals at the Richmond Christmas Parade in early December.
- You can also purchase one of the 5 Million Virginia Lottery scratch-off tickets called Money Money Money and see a VDOF anniversary message on the reverse side.
- Pick up a copy of the 2014 Virginia State Map, which is due out in June. The 2 Million copies of the map feature the Virginia Department of Forestry and our State Forests throughout.