EARTH FRIENDLY FRIDAY
Featured Event —
The NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TURNS 100
Oct. 14, 2016 - Social time, 6:30 (snacks welcome)
A Blue Ridge Parkway experience is unlike any other: a slow-paced, relaxing drive with stunning long-range vistas and close-up views of rugged mountains and pastoral landscapes. The Parkway meanders for 469 miles, protecting a diversity of plants and animals, and providing opportunities for enjoying our priceless natural assets. On the National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary, Parkway Rangers will share information about this resource, the complexity of managing a national park, and our role in caring for and protecting America’s national parks.
Leesa Brandon is the Public Information Officer and Partnership Coordinator for the Blue Ridge Parkway, the most visited National Park. Leesa works with park staff, partner organizations (such as friends-type organizations), and media outlets to promote understanding and stewardship of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Earlier, she served the State of North Carolina as a community development officer in the western region for NC Department of Commerce, then NC Department of Cultural Resources, Because of her role in working with communities across the region, she was asked to coordinate the Parkway's 75th anniversary. Leesa soon realized the National Park Service would be a wonderful career home and in 2013 she became a park ranger. As a ranger, she is discovering that managing national parks is not all about flora and fauna; care and preservation of human relationships are an important part of the work of our nation's public lands.
This program is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke and the Roanoke Group of the Sierra Club. Programs are held on the second Friday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2015 Grandin Road SW, in Roanoke at the intersection with Brandon Avenue. Snacks for the social time before & after the presentation are welcome but not required. For more information contact Dan Crawford at email@example.com or 540-343-5080 or visit the Sierra Club website at http://sites.google.com/site/roanokesierra/ Also, please visit the UUCR Green Team website at: http://uuroanoke.org/main/green-team/
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.