2017 Citizen Science Project: Snail Inventories

Enjoy science? Love the national parks? Want to experience your park through a new lens? Become an NPS Citizen Scientist!     What is a Citizen Scientist? Citizen Science programs are developed to offer volunteers the opportunity to work in the parks they love. The benefit of Citizen Science programs is a group of trained volunteers who work with park staff to reach a common goal; understanding the different types of species a park has. Participation as a citizen scientist helps parks to conduct research ... Read more

Volunteers Needed for the Blue Ridge Marathon, April 22

  Did you know that FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway was the very first non-profit to team with the Blue Ridge Marathon? This race is the ONLY marathon that runs along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, and proceeds from this non-profit event benefit the parkway and a dozen local charities every year. Volunteering for the Blue Ridge Marathon on Saturday, April 22, will help fund our Roanoke Chapter's summertime Music on the Mountain traditional music series. We just need a few hours ... Read more