Park Day Volunteers

Volunteers gathered last year at Cedar Mountain Battlefield in Culpeper County to help clean, maintain trails and more during the Civil War Trust’s Park Day. This year, Park Day takes place beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The Civil War Trust is seeking volunteers to help maintain local battlefields and historic sites on Saturday as part of its 22nd annual “Park Day.”

According to the organization, almost 6,000 people attended last year’s nationwide cleaning, restoration and preservation effort.

This year, the clean-up includes 20 historic sites in Virginia, including the Brandy Station Foundation’s Graffiti House and the Cedar Mountain Battlefield in Culpeper County.

At the Graffiti House, activities will begin at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed to clear brush, landscape, remove trash, provide trail maintenance and tidy the porch. No tools or supplies are needed and water and snacks will be provided.

Anyone interested in participating at the Graffiti House can write Eugene Hankinson at eugenehankinson@aol.com for more information.

Volunteers for the Cedar Mountain Battlefield should meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Headquarters Building, 9465 General Winder Road, Rapidan. Planned activities include building or repairing fences, clearing brush, trash removal and trail maintenance. Bringing work gloves, rakes, outdoor power tools and pickup trucks is recommended. The organization will provide water and snacks.

The effort at Cedar Mountain Battlefield is being organized by Diane Logan, info@friendsofcedarmountain.org.

Volunteers receive T-shirts, and in some instances a park historian may be on site to tell workers more about the area’s significance.

For more information and a complete list of the Park Day sites, visit civilwar.org/events/park-day.

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