Posted Jan 31, 2008 in People, Unrelated to Beer
Here’s our little photo-op from last week with Debbie Mowrey, Director of Programs and Development of Friends of the Blue Parkway. The whole gang of FRIENDS was in town to receive their donation for the fundraising events we held last year. By matching what you all contributed, we helped raise nearly $1500 for the charity last year. (Pop the Cap did, too.)
What else can you do for the Parkway?
FRIENDS needs money, but they also need manpower. Volunteer online and remember we’re in the Pisgah District. Also, the new Parkway Destination Center in Asheville is set to open soon and they need volunteers for thatas well.
Donate to Save the Parkway Views
A primary concern of visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway is the loss of views. As the only authorized agency to restore Parkway views, where land trust groups cannot secure the land, FRIENDS must step in. The Park Service has identified over 50 views along the 469 mile parkway that need immediate attention. Each view restoration has a price tag of over $20,000. Through our Save the Views program, hundreds of mature trees and seedlings are planted to re-create the design elements of the original Parkway design strategy.
Donate while taking a drive
The Asheville Chapter has been actively preparing for the installation of 10 to 12 donation boxes along the Blue Ridge Parkway. With the first donation box at the Folk Art Center in Asheville, plus these additional boxes, they hope to receive $20,000 annually to be used toward future projects.
Pick-up the trash
The National Park Service has asked FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway to help them with a litter control problem they’re facing at four intersections of a commuter stretch of the Parkway. In addition, they hope Asheville volunteers will agree to adopt two overlooks that are collecting trash faster than the Park Service can collect it. If you’re interested in adopting an intersection or an overlook, please contact Gregory Brown at [email protected].
Adopt a Trail
The Blue Ridge Parkway has over 100 trails covering 350 miles that need your help!