Stimulating

Published:April 23, 2009 by Brendan Wolfe

More than $30 million of federal stimulus money will go to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park.

Shenandoah National Park will receive $17 million, the largest amount of money awarded to any national park in Virginia. Of that sum, $9.5 million will go toward rehabilitating 16 historic overlooks along Skyline Drive.

“These projects very much will help on our deferred maintenance list,” said Karen Beck-Herzog, public affairs officer for Shenandoah National Park. “They are important projects to Shenandoah and will help to protect those resources.”

Our entry on the park and its history can be found here.