Year of the Bird: Blue Ridge Parkway, Botanical Treasure and Avian Hideaway

Join former Blue Ridge Parkway Interpretive Ranger Butch Kelly for a close up look at plant and bird interrelationships. Program:  Year of the Bird: "Blue Ridge Parkway Botanical Treasure and Avian Hideaway"  Date & Time: Thursday, April 19, 5:30 pm Location: Raleigh Court Branch Library 2112 Grandin Road (in front of Patrick Henry High School) Speaker Background: Richard "Butch" Kelly is married to Betty Kelly and has 4 children and 6 grandchildren.  Butch's interests include hiking, nature study, photography, and reading.  His education includes a BS in ... Read more

NPS Announces First Annual Project Parkway for April 21, 2018

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT The National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway is excited to introduce Project Parkway, a new annual volunteer event combining efforts parkway-wide! We appreciate the dedication and interest you've demonstrated to the Parkway, so we want to specially invite YOU to join us for a hands-on workday improving the visitor experience at campgrounds and picnic areas. Where? Along the Entire Parkway! We'll be working at each of the campgrounds: Otter Creek, Peaks of Otter, Rocky Knob, Doughton Park, Julian Price, Linville Falls, Crabtree Falls, and Mount Pisgah. When? Saturday, April 21st from ... Read more