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A getaway to
HARDY COUNTY
changes everything.

Songbirds replace honking horns. Mountain
views replace the office cubicle. And, time
together reminds us of what matters most.
Experience the Hardy Effect.

visithardywv.com | #HardyEffect

National Park Service:
6.7 Million Volunteer Hours
Per Year
"It was a perfect storm," says Shenandoah National Park volunteer Ronnie Crisco. "When I responded to
the man's wife's calls for help, he
was lifeless, but I pulled him out of
the RV and radioed park emergency
services," says campground volunReady to join the fun?
Here are contacts for selected NPS properties in the region:

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Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Operates maintenance crews and can direct to regional maintenance
club partners. appalachiantrail.org/home/volunteer (scroll down to
the "Learn more about Appalachian Trail Clubs" button);
304-535-6331 or volunteer@appalachiantrail.org
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
nps.gov/hafe/getinvolved/volunteer.htm
304-535-5017 or samantha_zurbuch@nps.gov
Gauley River National Recreation Area
and New River Gorge National River
nps.gov/gari/getinvolved/volunteer.htm
nps.gov/neri/getinvolved/volunteer.htm
304-465-2634 or adrienne_jenkins@nps.gov
Shenandoah National Park
nps.gov/shen/getinvolved/volunteer.htm
540-999-3500 x3181 or leslie_velarde@nps.gov
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
blueridgeheritage.com/about/volunteer-opportunities
828-298-5330 x301 or amy@blueridgeheritage.com
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
nps.gov/grsm/getinvolved/volunteer.htm
865-436-1265 or GRSM_Volunteer_Office@nps.gov
Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
nps.gov/cuga/getinvolved/supportyourpark/volunteer-2.htm
606-248-2817 or carol_borneman@nps.gov
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
nps.gov/biso/getinvolved/volunteer.htm
423-569-9778 or effie_houston@nps.gov


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016

Happy 100th to Our National Parks
West Virginia Waterfalls: The Photo Essay
Blooms ‘n’ Bugs and How To Photograph Them
The Southern Mountain Bucket List
The Great Tastes of East Tennessee
Home, Sweet Mountain Home
Letters/Worth a Click
From the Editor
Contributors’ Notes
Mill Creek Stories
Mountain Report
Great Buys
Creature Feature
The Hike
Festivals & Events
Country Roads
Mountain Garden
Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Cover1
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 3
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 6
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Letters/Worth a Click
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Contributors’ Notes
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Mill Creek Stories
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 13
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Great Buys
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - The Hike
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 17
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Festivals & Events
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 20
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 22
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 24
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 25
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Happy 100th to Our National Parks
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 27
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 28
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 29
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 30
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 31
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 32
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 33
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 34
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 35
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - West Virginia Waterfalls: The Photo Essay
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 37
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 38
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Blooms ‘n’ Bugs and How To Photograph Them
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - The Southern Mountain Bucket List
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 43
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 44
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 45
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 46
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 50
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 51
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 52
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 53
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - The Great Tastes of East Tennessee
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 55
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 56
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 57
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 58
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Home, Sweet Mountain Home
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 60
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 61
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 62
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Mountain Garden
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 64
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - 65
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Cover3
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2016 - Cover4
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