Love Your Park

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“Love Your Park”
Bluestone Trail Clean-up

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System and the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System at Bluestone National Scenic River

 
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System and National Wild & Scenic Rivers Systems in 2018, the National Park Foundation has awarded a grant to the National Parks of Southern West Virginia in support of the Love Your Park initiative. This initiative helps to foster a better sense of ownership and stewardship of our parks through service. The National Park Service, along with the Friends of New River Gorge National River are planning three work days to help improve the Bluestone Turnpike Trail, a scenic and historic walking path that runs the entire 10 mile length of Bluestone National Scenic River.

Join local communities across the country to help protect and preserve these treasured resources. Have fun with your family, friends, and community while you give back! Together, we can keep our rivers and trails beautiful and vibrant for current and future generations.

Come and “Love Your Park” by joining us for one of three work days to help pick up trash and work on trail improvement projects.

Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:00am – 4:00pm
Trash pick up from Pipestem to Lilly (this will involve a seven mile walk; shuttle back to Pipestem will be provided)
Meet at Pipestem State Park Tram/Canyon Rim Center @ 9:30am

Saturday September 15, 2018 10:00am-4:00pm
Trail improvement projects from Pipestem to Lilly (this will involve a seven mile walk; shuttle back to Pipestem will be provided)
Meet at Pipestem State Park Tram/Canyon Rim Center @ 9:30am

Saturday October 6, 2018 10:00am-2:00pm
Work day at Lilly and 50th Anniversary celebration (cake and refreshments will be provided)
Time and meeting location is yet to be determined - check back soon

For more information and to sign up, contact the volunteer coordinator @ adrienne_jenkins@nps.gov or 304.465.2634

Last updated: August 8, 2018

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 246
Glen Jean, WV 25846

Phone:

(304) 465-0508

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