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Rocky Knob Chapter, Milepost 150-200

The Rocky Knob chapter was formed in May 2007 and covers Milepost 150 – 200. The Chapter’s service area includes Rocky Mount, Stuart, Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Meadows of Dan, and Woolwine.

Area of Service: Mabry Mill, Puckett Cabin, Worley House, Rocky Knob Recreational Area and Campground, Rocky Knob Visitor Center, Rock Castle Gorge, Groundhog Mountain, Parkway donation boxes, trails, overlooks, cemeteries, and participation at local events and festivals.

If you’re interested in getting involved with the Rocky Knob Chapter, please contact staff@FriendsBRP.org or RockyKnob@FriendsBRP.org or 1.800.228.PARK (7275)

The Rocky Knob Chapter’s volunteers help to preserve, promote and enhance the Blue Ridge Parkway as it winds through the Plateau District of southern Virginia.

The chapter assists in cleaning the Rocky Knob Campground and picnic areas, Mabry Mill and Smart View areas so they are ready for seasonal visitors. Working in partnership with National Park Service staff, we adopt, maintain and restore trails, and we care for scenic overlooks within our portion of the Parkway. We welcome all volunteers.

PARKWAY DONATION BOX

Members maintain the Mabry Mill donation box. Visitors are invited to leave their contributions to the Blue Ridge Parkway in the donation box referred to as the “Iron Ranger.” Members collect the money monthly. FRIENDS provides the donation box funds to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

YOUTH & COMMUNITY EDUCATION

The Rocky Knob Chapter’s goal is to provide environmental education opportunities for the youth in our community. As the Chapter grows, it will collaborate with local groups to provide youth environmental education programs. The Chapter also hosts a group of college students as part of FRIENDS’ Alternative Break Program.

The Chapter is most active on the Parkway from March to October. Volunteers usually work one or two Saturday mornings each month. Scheduled workdays are announced via email, with dates, times, locations and other details included. Snacks are often provided!  Our Chapter efforts are lead by a steering committee responsible for planning and coordinating efforts behind the scenes. Additional leaders are always welcome!

Please join us on the Blue Ridge Parkway! For more information, contact the FRIENDS office at 540.772.2992