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On Saturday April 27 from 9 a.m. until noon the community is invited to help the National Park Service and supporting partner groups spruce up campground and picnic locations on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The goal of this event is to rally Parkway lovers, volunteers, partners, and staff to prepare all 8 of the Parkway’s campgrounds for the May opening during a single morning of dedicated service in celebration of National Park Week. This volunteer project is ideal for people interested in learning more about the Blue Ridge Parkway through hands-on service.
Each location will provide tasks appropriate for a wide range of ages, including students, scout troops, civic organizations, visitors, families, and retirees. Responsibilities range from leaf blowing and limb clearing to painting or basic trail work. The work begins at 9 a.m. and last until noon at most locations. If you are interested in participating please contact Project Manager, Ethan Crump, at BLRI_Volunteers@nps.gov or 828.348.3419 by April 15, 2019