Stones River National Battlefield Seeks Volunteers for Park Day

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – History buffs, community leaders, and preservationists will aid in the maintenance and restoration of numerous sites as part of Park Day, the Civil War Trust’s annual hands-on preservation event, beginning 8:30 a.m. April 14 at Stones River National Battlefield.

 Thousands of volunteers across the U.S. will participate as Park Day celebrates its largest year ever with more than 155 historic sites in 32 states.

Volunteers will remove invasive plants and litter from Fortress Rosecrans, Old Fort Park, and the Lytle Creek Greenway. A local historian will also be available to describe the park’s significance. Lunch will be provided by Walmart and the Friends of Stones River National Battlefield.

Individuals and groups should register by contacting Jim Lewis at 615-893-9501 or by email at jim_b_lewis@nps.gov. Registration will close once 200 volunteers have signed up.

Stones River National Battlefield will need groups of six or more to have one person per every 6-8 volunteers attend one of the Squad Boss training sessions and learn how to lead their fellow volunteers in the day's work. The final two Squad Boss Training sessions are scheduled 12:30-2:30 April 7 and 2-4 p.m. April 8.

Volunteers should wear closed toe shoes and long pants, a a long sleeve shirt, water bottle and work gloves.

The Civil War Trust is a national nonprofit land preservation organization devoted to the protection of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. It saves the battlefields of the Civil War, the Revolutionary War and War of 1812, and educates the public about their importance in forging the nation. To date, the Trust has preserved over 48,000 acres of battlefield land in 24 states. Learn more at www.Civilwar.org.

For a complete list of participating Park Day Sites, visit www.Civilwar.org/parkday. Volunteers can participate in Park Day online using #ParkDay2018.

Media Contact:

Jim Lewis

Stones River National Battlefield

Chief of Interpretation, Education & Cultural Resource Management

Direct Line: 615-907-9270

Mobile: 615-904-4977

jim_b_lewis@nps.gov

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Cindy Dupree

Director of Public Relations
cindy.dupree@tn.gov
615) 741-9010