Featured Event —
EARTH FRIENDLY FRIDAY presents:
Master Plan Update
Sept. 11, 2015 – Social time, 6:30 (snacks welcome) Program, 7:00
Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism is developing a Master Plan for Explore Park, which is located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Roanoke River. For two years, Roanoke County has operated Explore Park through a long term lease agreement with the Virginia Recreational Facilities Authority. Roanoke County wants to see Explore Park develop and thrive as an ecotourism destination that provides financial and employment benefits to the region, as well as outdoor recreation opportunities within the local community. Roanoke County believes that the establishment of a regional outdoor adventure park will provide passive and active recreation activities for both residents and tourists. But we need to hear what citizens in the Roanoke Valley envision for the park!
Representatives of Roanoke County will provide updates on park operations, environmental education programs, park partnerships, and the Roanoke River Greenway. Come out to hear details on how the community can contribute to the future of Explore Park!
Earth Friendly Friday (EFF) is a monthly free public event of the Roanoke Sierra Club Group in cooperation with the Roanoke Unitarian Church, which generously furnishes the meeting facility. The purpose of EFF is to provide information on conservation topics of current importance and to encourage personal and community participation in conservation efforts. The second Friday of each month (except when noted otherwise here) is the date for Earth Friendly Friday.