The Blue Ridge Parkway is a designed landscape and built environment with the central feature being a 469-mile motor route traversing the ridges and valleys of Southern Appalachia in Virginia and North Carolina. The care and keeping of this resource - the road, the overlooks, the bridges, the tunnels – is an enormous task, one that requires careful planning and day to day management. This session features park experts in many of the ways that both park staff and park neighbors and visitors help care for this historic corridor.
Blue Ridge Parkway staff work across the year to create high quality interpretive and educational experiences and programs. Telling park stories in the 21st Century means considering a shift from traditional models of visitor services, interpretation and education to meeting people where they are. Panelists at this one-hour event will share current and upcoming tools available to engage and inspire visitors of all ages.
Neal Labrie - Chief Ranger, Blue Ridge Parkway
Volunteers are needed to help get historical Johnson Farm ready for the season! We need volunteers to clear debris from trails, paint, and prune trees in the orchard. It is a mile hike to the farm from the parking area and bathroom access is limited. There are a limited a number of spots. Register today by e-mailing Audrey Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org.