Press release from the National Park Service:
National Park Service officials announced today the fourth annual Project Parkway will take place on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Saturday, April 23, 2022. This single-day, park-wide volunteer project will help complete much needed work at various locations across the park and is ideal for people interested in learning more about the park through hands-on service. Volunteers will work alongside staff and experienced NPS volunteers to prepare the Parkway’s campgrounds and several picnic areas for their spring 2022 opening.
Work identified for each location offers tasks appropriate for a wide range of skills and ages. Projects may be anything from leaf blowing and limb clearing to leveling tent pads and other maintenance tasks. Tools and safety gear will be provided. Participants are required to wear durable footwear and dress for changing weather conditions. Volunteer projects will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last until 12:00 p.m. at most locations.
This event is the culmination of National Park Week 2022, a special week-long celebration dedicated to raising awareness of our National Parks. In 2021, over 150 participants came out to help the Parkway during this event helping park staff prepare for visitors during a critical time of year.
If you are interested in participating, please e-mail us at BLRI_Volunteers@nps.gov and indicate a preferred work location from the list below: