Park Day Volunteer Opportunity

Park Day @ Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

Upcoming Event
Saturday, May 4, 2024 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

12363 Cass Road
Cass, WV 24927

For More Information
Frank L. Witsberger, Park Ranger
(304) 456-4300 x 108
Meeting place
Please meet at the Cass State Park - Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad Parking lot. The lot is accessed by turning right immediately after crossing the WV Route 66 - Greenbrier River Bridge. Volunteers should park in spaces along, 0r adjacent to, the Greenbrier River.

We will require participants to complete our "Volunteers in Parks" release form prior to beginning work.
Planned Activities
Area Beautification and Preservation Work.
We have some hillside which parallels the Greenbrier River Trail that needs cleared of trash and junk. We have white picket fencing around the historic houses which is in need of scraping and painting. There could also be some spot-painting of some of the houses.
History or Educational Activities
We will provide a historical overview of the Town of Cass. Cass is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

From our Official Website: The town of Cass remains relatively unchanged since its founding in 1901 by the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company. Cass was built as a company town for the loggers who worked in the nearby mountains. Construction of the railroad started in 1901. It was used to haul lumber to the mill at Cass. The railroad track was eventually extended to the top of Bald Knob, the third highest mountain peak in West Virginia. In June 1942, the Cass operation was sold to Mower Lumber Company, which operated the town until July 1960, when the mill and railroad were shut down due to rapid decline of the timber industry in the region. In 1961, Cass was brought into the state parks system. In 1977, the company town also was made part of the parks system. Over the years, the railroad was turned into a tourist line and the town was repaired and restored. Today, the railroad is still in full operation, and is managed by the Durbin Greenbrier Valley Railroad.
Should I bring any tools or supplies?
Volunteers should bring their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as work gloves, eye and ear protection. We will work to provide spares if/as needed. Volunteers should bring insect repellent - for both ticks and mosquitoes, biting flies, etc. Sunscreen is recommended, especially for fairer skinned people - we're at elevation and on a clear day the sun is very intense. Volunteers should bring a canteen, backpack water source, etc.
Is there a rain date?
In the instance of inclement weather, Park Day will continue as planned.
Please note
There are 23 restored "Company Homes" available for rent. Reservations fill up quickly, so plan accordingly. Currently tent camping, "boondocking", etc. is not allowed in the park. However, there are several concessionaires around the area. There are ample spots in the surrounding Monongahela National Forest.
"Shays" is our full-service restaurant here on site. We also have an amazing gift shop featuring Cass-specific products, products from WV Artisans and Craftspeople, and WV focused clothing and gifts. The Greenbrier River is regularly stocked and Cass is one of the best fishing spots in the area.

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