Stones River National Battlefield

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Park Day Volunteer Opportunity

Park Day @ Stones River National Battlefield

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VOLUNTEER
Saturday, April 14, 2018
8:30 a.m.
3501 Old Nashville Highway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Join this site as a volunteer on Park Day 2018, the American Battlefield Trust's annual hands-on event to help battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. Share your photos and experiences on social media with #ParkDay2018 to highlight the battlefield preservation community. Learn more at Battlefields.org/parkday.

Details:

Meeting time: 8:30 a.m.

Planned Activities: Clearing Brush, Planting, Trash Removal

Planned Low-Impact Activities: Trash Pick-Up

Bring Tools & Supplies: No

History or Educational Programs: Walking Tour of Fortress Rosecrans Following Lunch

Food provided: Yes, a meal will be provided

In the Event of Inclement Weather: Continue as planned

Please note: Registration begins at 8:30 AM at Picnic Pavilion #1 in Murfreesboro's Old Fort Park. The Friends of the Stones River National Battlefield and Walmart will provide lunch for all volunteers at 12:30 PM. We are asking individuals and groups to pre-register by contacting Jim Lewis at 615-893-9501 or by email at jim_b_lewis@nps.gov. We have a limited capacity to supervise this project and will close registration once we have registered 240 volunteers. We will need groups of six or more volunteers to have one person per every 6-8 volunteers attend one of our Squad Boss training sessions and learn how to lead their fellow volunteers in the day's work. We will work to remove invasive exotic plants and trash from Fortress Rosecrans, Old Fort Park and the Lytle Creek Greenway. Volunteers should wear long sleeve shirts, long pants and closed toe shoes. Please also bring work gloves and a water bottle if you have them.

CONTACT

Jim Lewis

(615) 893-9501