Plant nursery intern

Photo by Vicki Dameron

The 80,000-plus acres that make up the Blue Ridge Parkway are home to more than 2,000 plant species. To protect this flora and educate visitors, the National Park Service is preparing to create a plant nursery that can help bolster threatened and rare native plants like the Heller's Blazing Star (pictured). Your gift will create a meaningful learning experience for an intern who will assist park biologists in laying the groundwork for the nursery, including site selection, development of educational materials for visitors, and propagating plants found in the wild. 

Our goal is $20,000

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