Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation

In support of the Blue Ridge Parkway, we create a sense of community and spirit of stewardship to address the challenges faced by this national treasure. With your help, we ensure cultural and historical preservation, natural resource protection, and educational outreach now and for future generations.

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Help shape a vision plan for Waterrock Knob

The Waterrock Knob region of Western North Carolina is one of the highest points along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and a rare and biodiverse landscapes in the Eastern United States. Elk, rare salamanders, flying squirrels, and slowly disappearing high elevation spruce-fir forests all inhabit this breathtaking landscape also known as the Plott Balsams. The area is also home to rich Cherokee and Appalachian cultural history.

The National Park Service, neighboring communities, land trusts, nonprofits, and stakeholders are colllaborating to create a Waterrock Knob Regional Vision Plan, and you can share your input. We invite you to review a draft of the document and share your thoughts. Your feedback will help shape the future stewardship of this area’s natural and cultural resources and its role in the broader landscape. 

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Get Your Blue Ridge Parkway License Plate

Show your support for the Blue Ridge Parkway everywhere you go with a North Carolina specialty license plate.

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Double your gift with New Centennial Challenge projects!

For the third year in a row, we are partnering with the National Park Service on the Centennial Challenge program, and you can be a part of the challenge! This year, rehab and restoration projects at Humpback Rocks Farm, Sharp Top ShelterMabry Mill and Groundhog Mountain, and Moses H. Cone Memorial Park were selected for the special grant program. Each dollar you give will be matched by funds earmarked by Congress to repair our aging National Parks. 

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