PERC donates equipment to national park

August 8, 2014 By    

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) made an equipment donation to the Blue Ridge Parkway as part of a contribution to the National Park Service‘s (NPS) Green Parks Plan.

PERC’s donation of propane-powered equipment totals more than $76,000 and includes three Ventrac compact tractor mowers with attachments and two Generac portable generators. According to a press release, the NPS Green Parks Plan is designed to reduce energy consumption and mitigating effects of climate change.

Blue Ridge, which spans 29 counties and four national forests in western North Carolina and Virginia, 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.

According to a press release, Blue Ridge also operates propane-heating systems, portable heaters, forklifts and four autogas-powered pickup trucks.

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