Central Virginia Battlefields Trust has saved over 1000 acres of
endangered Civil War battlefields. In 2012 we partnered with The Friends
of Wilderness Battlefield and the Civil War Trust to sponsor the annual
Park Day clean up. This was the first year the event was expanded to
include the Chancellorsville battlefield. The CVBT will again sponsor
the Chancellorsville battlefield in 2013. Come on out and help spruce up
the battlefield in time for the 150th anniversary of Lee's greatest
victory! CVBT will have our outstanding promotion booth under the big
red tent with materials and goodies to buy to help support the cause.
See the details
of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) is pleased to announce a major
expansion of its efforts and support for the Annual Park Day 2013
nationally sponsored by the Civil War Trust and HistoryTM
On Saturday, April 6th FoWB
in overall partnership with the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National
Military Park will host the Annual Park Day event in collaboration with
site specific partners at four battlefields. The battlefields and their
respective partners are listed below:
“Wilderness” with the Civil
War Study Group at Lake of the Woods
“Chancellorsville” with the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust
“Spotsylvania Court House”
with the Spotsylvania County Department of Tourism
“Mine Run” with the Civil War
Trust and Orange County Department of Tourism
It is an ambitious undertaking
that we could not have even considered if it were not for the
much-welcomed spirit of collaboration with these significant partners, “
said FoWB President Zann Nelson. “ In widening the scope of FoWB’s work
for this nationally celebrated day, the intent is to bring greater
visibility and awareness to the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National
Military Park (FRSP) and the Civil War Trust (CWT), as well as each one
of the battlefields individually and all partners involved.”
The work at the four battlefields
will be managed by the Chairman of FoWB’s Battlefield Resources
Committee, Mark Wakeman. Mark has identified site captains and is
currently working with the FRSP and CWT to strategically plan the work
projects for each battlefield.
Dozens and dozens of volunteers
are needed! Are you a member of a civic group, sports team, church
youth group, scout program, school club or simply interested in bringing
your family out for a morning of very gratifying service?
Will receive a free commemorative t-shirt,
(while supplies last
Scouts will receive a patch or t-shirt
from CWT. (while supplies last)
Water and snacks provided by FoWB
Should bring work gloves and safety vests
if they own them.
The National Park Service
will provide trash bags and required tools
Weather: The event will
proceed if there is minor inclement weather. If there is a severe
weather forecast or warning, event cancellation and rescheduling
notification will be made via email and on the FoWB web site at
Advance Registration is
encouraged and is an easy process. Please see instructions below.
Organizers have designed a very
friendly website where one can REGISTER and sign up for regular updates.
Park Day 2013 to register online or print and mail the registration
form. The form will allow volunteers to designate a preferred
battlefield, possible duty preferences or information about their group.
Or you may contact organizers at
540-972-1305 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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