Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Peaks of Otter Maintenance staff looking for volunteers

Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway posted this information yesterday:

Donnie Parker and the Peaks of Otter Maintenance staff are looking for volunteers to assist them in re-pouring the cement observation platform on the summit of Sharp Top Mountain.

The project is scheduled for August 13th and 14th, but could be completed on the 13th depending on staffing availability.

Meeting time is 8:00 AM at the foot of the Motor Road / Sharp Top Trailhead on Monday, Aug 13th, near Milepost 86 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Donnie Parker is the team leader / project coordinator and will make both personnel transportation arrangements and assignments to the bus turn around below the mountain

The plan is to pump water to the mixing and pouring point adjacent to the observation platform.

Volunteers will need sturdy foot wear, gloves, insect repellent, sunscreen, lunch and plenty of drinking water.

Please direct vip coordination efforts to Donnie at 540-586-4358 or better by email at

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