E-newsletter Archive

Catch up on the history of our work with our e-newsletter archive, then sign up to receive the latest updates about the Blue Ridge Parkway.

2020 E-newsletters

2019 E-newsletters

  • July 2019: Share the secret of the Cone Estate; Cone exhibits at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum; volunteers needed at Mabry Mill; bear encounter safety tips
  • June 2019: Blue Ridge Parkway enhancement projects
  • May 2019: The Denim Ball at Cone Estate; Bringing Matisse to the Mountains; Profiles in Giving - Blowing Rock Mayor Charlie Sellers; Blue Ridge Music Center summer concert series announced
  • March 2019: Cone Manor gets a new fire suppression system; Road to the Past profile - Orlean Puckett; Mill Towns & the Birth of American Music conference & more
  • February 2019: Thank you for your support; Waterrock Knob exhibit project; Profiles in Giving: Mark Simpson & Mailyn Wesphal & more
  • January 2019: Parkway support during government shutdown; Mabry Mill needs flume repairs; Kids in Parks program reaches 1 million adventures & more

2018 E-newsletters

  • December 2018: Happy Holidays!; 2017-2018 Annual Report; Profiles in Giving Julie Hettiger; feel good gifts; Sounds of the Mountains concert series
  • November 2018: Giving Tuesday; Centennial Challenge grants for Flat Top Manor; a new roof for Bluffs Restaurant; 
  • October 2018: Craggy Gardens exhibit and trail work ribbon cutting; Of Valley & Ridge art show; TRACK Trail opening at Gorges State Park; Blue Ridge Music Center closes for season; Find Your Pint events; Appalachian Mountain Photo Competition entries
  • September 2018: Of Valley & Ridge art gala; autumn Parkway outings; thank you to volunteers; Congressional proposals to address backlog maintenance; opening of 100th TRACK Trail in North Carolina; fall concerts at the Blue Ridge Music Center
  • August 2018: Denim Ball raises $115,000 for Moses H. Cone Memorial Park; Of Valley & Ridge art fundraiser; Blue Ridge Music Center concerts
  • July 2018: Last call for Denim Ball Tickets; Where has your Parkway licens plate been?; Moth Week activities; Find Your Pint; Blue Ridge Music Center concerts; Kids in Parks and official selection for SHIFT award 
  • June 2018: Summer events including the Denim Ball; Parkway passion projects, concerts at the Blue Ridge Music Center; visitor center volunteer opportunities
  • May 2018: New giving opportunities to help the Parkway; Renew the Views vista clearing results; thank you to Project Parkway volunteers; Find Your Pint beer series kicks off
  • Steward Story: Growing up on the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • March 2018: Blue Ridge Parkway opening dates; Project Parkway Campground Cleanup; People of the Parkway-Bertha Cone; Blue Ridge Music Center announces summer concerts; High Pass Boogie
  • February 2018: Sprucing up Flat Top Manor; New Superintendent announced; Parkway No. 1 in visitation; Waterrock Knob Vision plan comment period
  • January 2018: Stay safe with road updates; Make a monthly gift; Careers with the Foundation; Road to the Past: Minerals Museum

2017 E-newsletters

2016 E-newsletters

  • December 2016: Happy Holidays, 2015-2016 Annual Report, Kids in Parks at the White House, Sounds of the Mountains concerts, giving through AmazonSmile
  • November 2016: Parkway Giving List, pumpkin cobbler recipe from Crabtree Meadows Coffee Shop 
  • October 2016: Boone Fork Bridge opening; new Kids in Parks TRACK Trails; Blue Ridge Music Center's season closer; Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition
  • September 2016: Fall Report; Renew the View giving opportunity; Peaks of Otter ribbon cutting; Boone Fork Bridge; Pisgah Amphitheater project update; 
  • August 2016: Find Your Pint; The Denim Ball raises more than $115,000; Friends Day at Mast General Store, a preview of A Show for Joe: The Joe Wilson Memorial Festival at the Blue Ridge Music Center
  • July 2016: The Cone Connection & The Denim Ball; Road to the Past; Blue Ridge Music Center concerts
  • June 2016: Summer love for the Parkway, Parkway named No. 1 economic driver among all National Parks, KIP opens first TRACK Trail in Tennessee, Ray Russell finishes his Parkway run, Pints for Nonprofits, Steep Canyon Rangers at the Blue Ridge Music Center, Asheville BMW Riders raise $10,000
  • May 2016: Ray Russell is running the entire Parkway, get tickets for The Denim Ball, Kids in Parks opens its first Citizen Science TRACK Trail, wildlife camera monitoring training, JAM & Family Day at the Blue Ridge Music Center, wildflower bloom hotline
  • March 2016: A new look for BRPFoundation.org, 2016 Parkway opening dates, vista clearing project update, and Blue Ridge Music Center opening dates
  • February 2016: Moses H. Cone Memorial Park named a Centennial Challenge project. Plus spring events, including MerleFest on the Road
  • January 2016 : A look ahead at 2016, the year of the National Park Service's 100th anniversary. Plus the Sounds of the Mountains concert series hosted by the Blue Ridge Music Center

2015 E-newsletters

2014 E-newsletters