Civil War  |  Park Day Volunteer Opportunity

Park Day @ Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Upcoming Event
Saturday, April 6, 2024 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

6424 W. Farm Road 182
Republic, MO 65738

For More Information
Clayton Hanson
417-732-2662 ext 249
Meeting place
Volunteers should meet in front of the visitor center no later than 9:00 am. At 9:00 am, park staff will lead each project group to different areas of the battlefield.

Snacks, water, and accessible restrooms are available in the visitor center after 8 am.
Planned Activities
- Help park staff clean up Wilson's Creek. Runoff brings trash and debris from outside the park to areas alongside and in Wilson's Creek. This is a strenuous activity which is best suited for adults and teenagers.
- Help park staff prepare the visitor center and picnic area for the spring. Work alongside maintenance folks to clear the visitor center and picnic area of litter and help repaint benches. This is a less strenuous activity which is suitable for families and older children.
- Help park staff get printed materials and paper ready for the season. Join us in folding and stapling junior ranger and not-so-junior ranger booklets or folding and rolling empty paper cartridges for our historic weapons program. A great, low-key indoor park day activity.
- Other activities may be scheduled depending on park needs and staff availability. Check out social media for more information.
History or Educational Activities
At 1:00 pm, join park staff for a late lunch and snack program in the auditorium on the history of battlefield preservation here at Wilson's Creek and across the country to wrap up your day.
Should I bring any tools or supplies?
Volunteers working outside should bring their own gloves and wear appropriate clothing (long-sleeved shirts and long pants). While snacks will be available, please bring a sack lunch.

Other tools and equipment will be provided by the park.
Is there a rain date?
In the instance of inclement weather, Park Day will be moved to April 13, 2024. Additional information will be made available via e-mail and social media.
Please note
Be prepared for highly variable weather in early April. In addition, outdoor volunteers should bring and use insect repellent. Volunteers, especially those involved in the streamside clean-up, may encounter mosquitos, ticks, and other pests - repellent helps limit your exposure.

In addition to the primary point of contact, Chief of Interpretation Alicea Powell can also answer questions and assist your planning for this event. She can be reached at or 417-732-2662 ext 266.

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