Amazing news! You and hundreds more Blue Ridge Parkway supporters have secured a $300,000 challenge grant for the Trails & Views Forever program. That’s a grand total of $600,000 to begin our program to repair and renew trails, overlooks, campgrounds, and picnic areas on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Cue the confetti and balloons!
We can’t thank you enough.
You didn’t just secure the match. You made an investment in a better future for the places we all love to enjoy and explore. We couldn’t imagine a better start for this critical program, with the ultimate goal to provide $3 million over the next 5 to 10 years to rehabilitate sites along the entire length of the Parkway.
Let’s keep the momentum going. Every gift makes a difference!
About the Trails & Views Forever Program
As the National Park Service faces an astonishing price tag to repair all aspects of the park, coupled with impending budget constraints, care of the trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, and overlooks are falling to the bottom of the long list of priorities. That means, the places you enjoy nature on the Parkway desperately need your help!
You can protect the outdoor experiences that are at the heart of the Blue Ridge Parkway experience with a gift to the new Trails & Views Forever Fund. Your donation will revitalize trails, picnic areas, campgrounds, overlooks, and additional amenities that allow us to immerse ourselves in the natural beauty of the Parkway.
The fund will:
- Rehabilitate Parkway trails
- Restore iconic Parkway views by managing plant growth at overlooks
- Repair campgrounds and picnic areas, as well as the accompanying restrooms
- Engage volunteers, including youth conservation groups, in the care of these places
- Enhance signage and educational opportunities
Please make a gift today! You can help us meet the challenge and ensure that the Parkway remains a beloved place to immerse yourself in the beauty of this breathtaking landscape.
Plus, gifts of $1,000 or more will be recognized with a limited edition patch. Your name will also be listed on Trails & Views Forever donor recognition boards at Graveyard Fields, Craggy Gardens, Rough Ridge, Price Lake, Peaks of Otter, and Humpback Rocks on the Parkway, and in our annual report.
Learn more about Trails & Views Forever with this webinar: