Part of national day that includes more than 125 historic sites
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 3, 2016) — Volunteers are needed to team up with the Civil War Trust to help clean and restore 10 landmarks as part of Park Day on April 2, a nationwide effort that includes more than 125 historic sites in 29 states.
Activities range from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and planting trees. Some sites will provide lunch or refreshments to volunteers, and a local historian may be available to describe the park’s significance. Volunteers will also receive T-shirts.
Kentucky volunteers may sign up at the following locations:
Battle for the Bridge Historic Preserve Munfordville, 10 a.m., April 2 — Contact: [email protected]. Activities will include wayside exhibit installation, trail maintenance, grounds work and restoration work.
Battle of Richmond, Richmond, 10 a.m., April 9 — Contact: Phillip Seyfrit at [email protected]. Volunteers will assist with limb removal, cleaning and trash pickup.
Behringer-Crawford Museum, Covington, 2 p.m., April 2: Contact: Regina Siegrist at [email protected]. Activities include a hike to Battery Bates and Combs in Devou Park, in conjunction with the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum in Fort Wright.
Camp Wildcat Civil War Battlefield, London, 9 a.m., April 2: Contact: James Cass at [email protected]. Volunteers will pick up trash along the road to Camp Wildcat, remove trash from trails, spread lime and fertilizer on grass around main parking lot, straighten up the fence around main parking lot and paint floors in the bathroom. Light food and drinks will be provided.
Columbus-Belmont State Park, Columbus, 9 a.m., April 23: Contact: Cindy Lynch at [email protected]. Volunteers will plant flowers, clean interpretive panels and outdoor artifacts, work on trails, clear limbs and pick up trash. Food and drinks will be provided.
Fort Boone Civil War Battle Site, Frankfort, 9 a.m., April 2: Contact: Chuck Bogart at [email protected]. Volunteers will assist with picking up downed limbs and cleaning along trails and walls. Light food and drinks will be provided.
Fort Duffield Park and Historic Site, West Point, 10 a.m., April 9: Contact: [email protected]. Volunteers will assist with clearing brush, minor maintenance, raking and trash pickup. Lunch will be provided, followed by a wildflower walk.
James A. Ramage Civil War Museum, Fort Wright, 9 a.m., April 2: Contact: Jeannine Kreinbrink at [email protected]. Volunteers will work on the flower gardens and walkways; this may involve some brush cutting and edging of flower beds. Drinks will be provided.
Mill Springs Battlefield Association, Nancy, 10 a.m., April 2: Contact: [email protected]. Volunteers will assist with cleaning up Zollicoffer Park, picking up trash from the roadways and maintaining trails. Light food and drinks will be provided.
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, Perryville, 8 a.m., April 2: Contact: Joni House at [email protected]. Volunteers will be working on split rail and stone fences, as well as general cleanup and trail maintenance. Light food and drinks will be provided.