CIVIL WAR PRESERVATION GROUPS TEAM UP TO CLEAN UP Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park
(Bristow, VA.) – Almost exactly 150 years after the first shots of the Civil War were fired, another wave of volunteers is about to descend on America’s storied battlegrounds – only this array of dedicated men and women will be armed with paint brushes, trash bags and weed whackers.
On Saturday, March 31, 2011, history buffs and preservationists from around the country will team up with the Civil War Trust to help clean and restore America’s priceless battlefields, cemeteries and shrines. The nationwide effort – dubbed Park Day – is underwritten with a grant from History™, formerly The History Channel, and has been endorsed by Take Pride in America, a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Park Day, now in its 15th year, is an annual hands-on preservation event created by the Trust to assist local groups with the maintenance of Civil War sites. This year, more than 100 sites in 22 states are expected to take part in the effort, with activities ranging from trash removal to trail building. In exchange for their hard work, volunteers receive t-shirts and learn the site’s history from local experts.
Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park will participate in Park Day 2012. Volunteers are needed to assist in litter clean up, trail maintenance and brush clearing. For more information about Park Day at Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, please contact Rob Orrison by phone at 703-366-3049 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: “Park Day” historic preservation event at Bristoe Station Battlefield
WHEN: March 31, 2012, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, visitor parking lot, corner of 10th Alabama Way and Iron Brigade Unit Ave.
With 55,000 members, the Civil War Trust is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States. Its goal is to preserve our nation’s endangered Civil War sites and to promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds through education and heritage tourism. The Trust’s website is located at www.civilwar.org.