Thank you for 20 years of protecting the Blue Ridge Parkway!

Photo by Vicki Dameron
January 25, 2017

Happy 20th anniversary! We got here because of you. The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation started as a simple idea: Give the people who care deeply for this awe-inspiring park the power to protect and guide its future. Whether you cherished the trails, scenery, ties to mountain history and culture, wildlife, or just the drive itself, we invited you to join our Community of Stewards. The response was overwhelming. Because of your commitment, we have raised more than $12 million for the Blue Ridge Parkway in the last 20 years!

From our first project on the Blue Ridge Parkway, building the Visitor Center at Waterrock Knob, to the recently completed repairs of historic structures at the Peaks of Otter recreation area, you are the driving force behind our work. Through gifts, feedback, and ideas your vision for the Parkway can be seen along all 469 miles. We thank you. Millions of visitors each year thank you. The Parkway thanks you.

You have collectively contributed more than $12 million to: 

Now, 20 years later, you are still making a lasting impact on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This year, we will reflect on all the support that led us to this great milestone, but even more time will be spent looking to the future.

We know you will join us to: 

There is so much good work ahead, and we are grateful to have you on this journey with us as it winds toward a brighter horizon.

P.S. Sign up for our mailings and e-newsletter to receive updates about our 20th anniversary celebration event this fall!

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