Education and Outreach

Parkway Trail Maps

With your support for this project, visitors will find single-sheet trail guides to help them explore and learn more about 16 popular hiking destinations along the Parkway, including Humpback Rocks, Otter Creek and James River, Roanoke Valley, Cumberland Knob, Julian Price Park, Linville Falls, Mount Pisgah, and Waterrock Knob. The guides will include information about safety, resource protection, and opportunities for children, such as the Junior Ranger and Kids in Parks programs. The funding need for this project is $18,000.
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Overmountain Victory Celebration

You can revive the live version of the Overmountain Victory Celebration. The reenactment highlights the march leading up to the pivotal Battle at Kings Mountain during the Revolutionary War. The three-day event at milepost 331, near Spruce Pine, N.C., includes educational demonstrations and workshops, ranging from candle making to writing with a quill pen, for hundreds of public and homeschool students.
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Crabtree Falls Interpreter-in-Residence

With the addition of an interpreter-in-residence at Crabtree Falls Campground, milepost 339, the National Park Service will be able to expand its services for visitors, including demonstrations, campfire programs, guided hikes, and more. This popular spot has seen an increase in campers in recent years, making it the perfect place to launch this new program designed to share a greater understanding of the national park with those who visit. The total fundraising goal for this project is $20,000. Donate
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Moses H. Cone Memorial Park Estate Maps

Each year, the Foundation prints and distributes maps of the Cone estate to help guide visitors on the 25 miles of carriage trails and share the past of the historic gem. Your gift will ensure more visitors can appreciate the backstory and beauty of this park, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The fundraising goal for this project is $5,000. Donate
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Moses H. Cone Memorial Park Extended Ranger Season

Insightful programs and guidance from a ranger can make a visit to Moses H. Cone Memorial Park even more meaningful and engaging for visitors. With a gift, you can extend the Flat Top Manor ranger’s season, making assistance available earlier in the spring and later in fall. The fundraising goal is $14,000. Donate
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Milepost Music

With your help, the new Milepost Music sessions on summer Sunday afternoons will share mountain music with a wider audience of Parkway visitors. Akin to the down-home Midday Mountain Music presentations at the Music Center, this free series of intimate outdoor concerts will showcase local musicians playing traditional music at Humpback Rocks, Peaks of Otter, Roanoke Mountain Campground, Mabry Mill, and Doughton Park. The fundraising goal for this program is $20,000. donate
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Trail Rover Program

This season, volunteer rovers will protect peregrine falcons at Devils Courthouse and rare plants at Craggy Gardens and Rough Ridge by educating visitors about these important ecological sites. Your generosity can ensure the rovers are equipped with the supplies they need, including hand-held radios, backpacks, rain gear, and first-aid kits. The remaing goal for this project is $4,000.  Donate
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Trail Rover Program

This season, volunteer rovers will protect peregrine falcons at Devils Courthouse and rare plants at Craggy Gardens and Rough Ridge by educating visitors about these important ecological sites. Your generosity can ensure the rovers are equipped with the supplies they need, including hand-held radios, backpacks, rain gear, and first-aid kits. Our remaining goal for this project is $4,000. Donate
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Volunteer Supplies & Training

Parkway volunteers fill a wide range of roles within the park, from operating chainsaws to directing visitors. By lending their time and talents, volunteers make the Blue Ridge Parkway a better and more beautiful place for everyone. With a gift, you can provide the supplies, training, and tools volunteers need to repair, rejuvenate, and improve multiple sites along the Blue Ridge Parkway. 
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Webcameras

No matter where you are, webcams can keep you connected to the Blue Ridge Parkway. To provide park views year-round, we are asking for your support to fund the installation of state-of-the-art webcameras, like the unit at The Bluffs Restaurant, at additional key locations along the scenic route.  Our goal for this project is $20,000. Please donate today! Give  
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