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Dear Neighbors and Visitors,

As most of you know, we have been working on a developed area management plan (DAMP) for the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (Memorial Park) located on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. The plan will provide a vision for the future of the Memorial Park and guide our long-term decision making.

Moses Cone, his wife Bertha, and the estate they established have been inexorably linked to the Blowing Rock community for over 110 years. For half of that time the Blue Ridge Parkway has been charged with managing the estate as a Memorial Park. The DAMP will fulfill a long-time need to develop a comprehensive management direction for the Memorial Park.

Using the many ideas, comments, and concerns we have received from our varied partners and organizations, as well as the public, and with recommendations from park staff, we developed two action alternative visions of how the Memorial Park might be managed in the future. A no action alternative describing existing conditions and current management is also included for your information. This newsletter presents those preliminary alternative visions for your review and comment. These visions will continue to evolve based upon the feedback that we receive from you, so your participation is critical.

Thank you for your continued interest and involvement with the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park Developed Area Management Plan.


Philip A. Francis, Jr.

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Gary W. Johnson