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Grandfather Presents: Tracy Swartout

July 30th, 2022 @2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tracy Swartout Grandfather Mountain

As part of our 2022 Grandfather Presents speaker series, Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent Tracy Swartout will present ”Protecting the Parkway: The ‘Forever’ Business”. A native of the Carolinas, Tracy began her job as Superintendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway during the summer of 2021. She has worked for the National Park Service for over 22 years and served in NPS leadership roles across the country, including nine years at Mount Rainier National Park, where she worked most recently.

Tracy’s presentation with share some of the critical challenges facing the Blue Ridge Parkway as it approaches its 100th anniversary in 2035. She will discuss how the Parkway works with important partners, communities and stakeholders across V.A. and N.C. to plan for the future of this All-American Road.

Location: Classroom in the Clouds Event Space, Wilson Center for Nature Discovery. Arrive early or stay after to chat with the speaker.

Tickets: Included in park admission or Bridge Club membership. RSVP required. Reserve your seat below beginning June 30.

More About Grandfather Presents
Our 2022 speaker series at the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery includes three big Thursday night events with internationally and nationally known presenters. Presented by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, the series also includes three Saturday afternoon presentations focused on nature, adventure or conservation-related topics on a local or regional scale. Read more.


July 30th, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Grandfather Mountain
2050 Blowing Rock Highway
Linville, NC 28646 United States
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GPS: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646
Mailing: PO Box 129, Linville, NC 28646

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