As the National Park Service faces an astonishing price tag to repair all aspects of the Blue Ridge Parkway, 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 Parkway experience with a gift to the Trails & Views Forever program. 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 interpretive and wayfinding signage and educational opportunities
Our Trails & Views Forever program is poised to reach a major milestone! Your gifts are closing in on $1 million, funds that will repair and enhance the hikes, overlooks, campgrounds, and picnic areas you love! We need your help to meet this mark in our effort to provide a total of $3 million for these Parkway projects.
That means time is running out to become a Founding Funder of the Trails & Views program. With a gift of $1,000, you’ll receive a limited edition patch, and your name will appear in our annual report and on donor acknowledgement signs on the Parkway at Graveyard Fields, Craggy Gardens, Rough Ridge, Price Lake, Peaks of Otter, and Humpback Rocks. This chance to give with special recognition opportunities will soon close. New names will not be added to the signs after the first $1 million is reached, so act now to be a part of this group’s amazing impact. A second level of support opportunities for Trails & Views Forever will be announced soon. Stay tuned!
Learn more about Trails & Views Forever with this webinar: