Renew the Views

Photo by Vicki Dameron

We have an exciting announcement, the Renew the Views program is now part of our Trails & Views Forever Fund for the Blue Ridge Parkway! To jump-start the fund, a generous donor has offered a challenge grant of $300,000, but we have a limited time to match the gift. That means your donation will be doubled if you give now. Click here to protect the views, trails, and more!

The designers of the Blue Ridge Parkway created 216 overlooks to offer astonishing views of rippling mountain peaks, valleys, and more. Over time, vegetation has grown and obscured many of the original vistas. Working with the National Park Service, we are setting out to clear these overlooks with the support of individuals and adjacent communities.

Thanks to your support, the Arborist Incident Response team with the National Park Service began clearing overlooks in spring 2018.  The work is carefully planned so as not to disturb wildlife, including the Northern flying squirrel. The felled trees create habitat for birds, insects, and other animals. As the wood decomposes, it will return nutrients to the soil.

Clear the Way

Help keep our vistas from vanishing with a gift today. 


Photo by Vicki Dameron