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Park Day @ Shepherdstown Battlefield - A joint project of the Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Com. & Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association

Upcoming Event
Saturday, April 15, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

Intersection of Trough and River Rds
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Meeting place
Volunteers will assembly at the intersection of Trough & River Rds.
Limited parking is available
Planned Activities
Trash pickup along Trough and River Rds.
Loading wood and branches into a dumpster
Cutting saplings along the Potomac River bank
Spreading wood chips on paths

History or Educational Activities
Two brochures are available for all volunteers; The Battle of Shepherdstown and Shepherdstown Cement Mill
Yes there will be a battlefield tour for people interested.
Should I bring any tools or supplies?
Safety gear if you are using a weed eater
hand clippers and lopers
Weed eaters
Is there a rain date?
In the instance of inclement weather, Park Day will be moved to April 22, 2023
Please note
Safety vests & gloves will be provided.
Bottled water will also be available.
Message from the Volunteer Coordinator:
The Shepherdstown Battlefield cleanup runs from 9 am - 1 pm on Saturday April 15. See the SBPA Facebook page for weather updates on the day of the event. We meet at the Cement Mill Park parking area to start at the River Rd - Trough Rd intersection. We will divide into 2 teams for the Cement Mill and the Farm. We will address a list of items for each location. Then, no later than noon, each group will pick up trash on Trough Rd. The 'Union' group moving up from the river and the 'A.P. Hill' Division moving down from the farm. Then at 1 pm at the farmhouse, author Tom McGrath has agreed to lead a battlefield tour of the newly preserved- by the ABT- Far Away Farm. Bring snacks and water, see you in the battlefield!

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