This year marks the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Parkway was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), during the Great Depression.
As part of a series of events hosted by the National Park Service, we attended and set up a booth at an event at the local visitor center. The event included guided tours of the forest around the visitor center, cake, ice cream, and a couple of informational tables set up by local groups.
Our team set up a table outside the visitor center to explain who we are, what we do, what the SCA is, the importance of treating invasive plants, what sort of invasive plants we deal with, and how we treat the invasives. About 300 people attended the event, and we spoke with about 75 people. We also helped lead the guided tours around the visitor center.