Federal Government Funds $2M for Town Section of Middle Fork Greenway in Blowing Rock

It’s a happy day for those who are looking forward to walking or riding their bikes on a safe, 10-ft wide, asphalt path from Blowing Rock to Boone.  The Town of Blowing Rock has been awarded $2 million dollars from the Eastern Federal Lands Access Program (EFLAP) to construct a 1.3 mile segment (Section One) of the Middle Fork Greenway (MFG) across town and national park service property.

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Nikki Bauman
John & Faye Cooper Receive Inaugural Stanback Conservation Leadership Award from Blue Ridge Conservancy

On Thursday, August 17th the staff and board of Blue Ridge Conservancy (BRC) hosted an intimate donor appreciation party to celebrate BRC’s 2016-2017 accomplishments, and honor John and Faye Cooper:  Owners of the Mast General Store, well-known leaders of the community, and longtime conservationists, by awarding them the Inaugural Stanback Conservation Leadership Award. The event site was well suited for the celebration, as it was hosted behind the Original Mast General Store on the farm that the Coopers donated to BRC in 2016.

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Nikki Bauman