Volunteers needed to clean up Kentucky battlefields, historic sites

Published 10:31 am Thursday, March 28, 2019

WASHINGTON — Volunteers throughout Kentucky are teaming up with the American Battlefield Trust to aid in the maintenance and restoration of 18 Bluegrass state battlefields and historic sites as part of Park Day, an annual nationwide, hands-on preservation event. Since its inception in 1996, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their dedication to serving their communities.
Park Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2019, when Kentucky volunteers will be joined by thousands of fellow participants across the country in cleaning up and revitalizing 160 historic sites in 32 states. Activities are chiefly outdoor projects that range from raking leaves and collecting trash to painting and gardening. Volunteers will receive T-shirts, and some sites will provide lunch or refreshments. A local historian may also be on hand to talk about the unique role of the site in our national story. Starting times, and occasionally event dates, may vary at each site. Jessamine County volunteers interested in participating in Park Day are encouraged to contact the site below:
— Camp Nelson National Monument, Nicholasville, 10:00 a.m. Contact Peggy McClintock at pmcclintock@jessamineco.com. Volunteers will help with clearing brush, trail maintenance and trash removal. Water and snacks will be provided.

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