The Blue Ridge Parkway, a unit of the National Park Service, has advanced its sustainability efforts with help from the Propane Education & Research Council.
PERC donated propane-powered equipment totaling more than $76,000 and includes three Ventrac compact tractor mowers with attachments and two Generac portable generators.
The Ventrac compact tractor mowers and generators are not Blue Ridge’s first investment in propane-powered equipment. The Parkway also operates propane heating systems, portable heaters, forklifts and four propane-autogas-powered pickup trucks.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is the second national park to receive propane-powered equipment donations from PERC this year. Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky received a $62,000 donation of three John Deere zero-turn mowers, two Generac portable generators, and a CleanFuel USA propane dispenser.