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Anonymous Donor Offers Parkway Challenge


Last updated 11/25/2019 at 4:37pm

The Trails & Views Forever Fund will build upon the foundation's past work to protect recreational spaces on the Parkway. Past projects include repairs to the Craggy Gardens Bald Trail by a team with the American Conservation Experience.

Just in time for the holiday giving season, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is announcing a matching grant for the organization's new Trails & Views Forever Fund. An anonymous donor is offering a challenge grant of $300,000 to jump-start this initiative to repair trails, picnic areas, campgrounds, overlooks and other amenities on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

It is an all-or-nothing challenge grant, meaning donors must give a total of $300,000 by the deadline of June 30, 2020, or the gift will be forfeited.

"This is an extraordinary opportunity to protect the places that connect us to the...

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