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The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the National Park Service are excited to invite you to participate in the Project Parkway – Campground Cleanup on Saturday, April 21. We’re welcoming Parkway fans to volunteer their time to spruce up the park’s eight campgrounds to kick off National Park Week (April 21-29).

At each location, there will be tasks appropriate for a wide range of ages including students, scout troops, civic organizations, visitors, families, and retirees. Projects may be anything from leaf blowing and limb clearing to painting or basic trail work. Volunteer projects will begin at 9 a.m. and last until noon at most locations. Tools and safety gear, including gloves and high visibility safety vests, will be provided. Participants will receive a free lunch at the end of the session and the opportunity to talk with a park ranger.

We’d love to see you there! If you are interested in participating, please sign up before Friday, April 6, by filling out the volunteer form here

Campground locations and nearby communities:

Campground Milepost In the Vicinity of:
Otter Creek 60.8 Glasgow, Lynchburg – VA
Peaks of Otter 85.9 Buchanan, Bedford – VA
Rocky Knob 167.1 Floyd, Meadows of Dan- VA
Doughton Park 239.2 Sparta, Wilkesboro – NC
Julian Price 297 Boone, Blowing Rock – NC
Linville Falls 316.4 Linville, Morganton – NC
Crabtree Falls 339.5 Spruce Pine, Marion – NC
Mount Pisgah 408.8 Asheville, Brevard – NC

 

About National Park Week:
National Park Week is dedicated to raising awareness of our National Parks and the many opportunities for exploration, service and learning that are provided in our nation’s 417 National Park Units. To learn more about National Park Week Opportunities in your area visit www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/national-park-week.htm.