Free webinar June 29 examines Overlook Clearing Project

function get_style9318 () { return "none"; } function end9318_ () { document.getElementById('beadwork9318').style.display = get_style9318(); } "America’s Favorite Drive: The Blue Ridge Parkway Overlook Clearing Project" When: Jun 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT.Join Us For This FREE Webinar - Register Now! On November 1st members of a National Park Service Arborist Incident Response Team arrived in Roanoke to begin one of the most significant efforts that FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway has ever undertaken. For more than a dozen years, FRIENDS has ... Read more

Music and history this summer on the Parkway!

function get_style9302 () { return "none"; } function end9302_ () { document.getElementById('beadwork9302').style.display = get_style9302(); } The life of a bluegrass pioneer and early transportation by rail and water are examined in three special presentations this summer at Roanoke Mountain, Whetstone Ridge and James River.  The events are sponsored by FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the National Park Service. A Life of Sorrow -- the Life and Times of Carter Stanley Date: Sunday, July 5, 2015 5:30 PM Place: Roanoke Mountain Picnic Area, ... Read more

A great volunteer recognized!

function get_style9230 () { return "none"; } function end9230_ () { document.getElementById('beadwork9230').style.display = get_style9230(); } Once again, Joyce Speas – 2014 Volunteer of the Year for the Blue Ridge Parkway – has earned well-deserved honors for her dedication and service. North Carolina Governor Pat McCory awarded Joyce and 20 others the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award, the state’s highest award for volunteers. In addition to her work with FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway, which has included coordinating 5,550 hours of volunteer ... Read more

Thanks for a successful Golf Classic!

function get_style9163 () { return "none"; } function end9163_ () { document.getElementById('beadwork9163').style.display = get_style9163(); } The 2015 Golf Classic was a great success! Eighty-four golfers on 19 teams joined FRIENDS at beautiful Ballyhack Golf Club Friday, May 29 for a sunny day of fun and relaxation. This annual event helps FRIENDS in its mission to promote stewardship, conservation and volunteer work on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our thanks to everyone involved! For more photos from the event, check out our Flickr ... Read more