- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation says it will fund $600,000 worth of high-priority projects this year.

The foundation’s annual project list includes preservation of old growth Carolina hemlock trees along the parkway, a biological survey of Rock Castle Gorge in Virginia, and construction of a pedestrian bridge spanning Boone Fork Creek near Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

Other high-priority projects include repairs at the Doughton Park Picnic Area in North Carolina and replacement of the roof of the historic Ramsey Cabin near Waynesboro, Virginia.

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