Battlefield, historic site volunteer cleanup is this weekend
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Volunteers in West Virginia are needed for cleanup at three battlefield and historic sites in the state as part of the American Battlefield Trust’s Park Day.
Park Day is scheduled for Saturday. The organization says thousands of volunteers across the country will work to clean up and revitalize 160 historic sites in 32 states.
The West Virginia sites are Bulltown Historic Area, Rich Mountain Battlefield and Shepherdstown Battlefield. Workers perform mostly outdoor activities, ranging from raking leaves and collecting trash to painting and gardening.
T-shirts will be given to volunteers, and some sites provide lunch or refreshments. At some locations, a local historian may talk about the role of the site in U.S. history.
Starting times vary. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact individual sites listed online at http://www.battlefields.org/parkday .