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28 Apr 2019

Thank You for Making Park Day 2019 a Success

Thank You for Making Park Day 2019 a Success

Thank you to all volunteers and historic sites that took part in the American Battlefield Trust’s 23rd Annual Park Day on Saturday, April 6 and the surrounding weekends! Over 160 battlefields and historic sites across 32 states and Washington, D.C. participated this year, including Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War sites.

Keeping our historic sites preserved and pristine is truly a communal effort. This year, thanks to your efforts, nearly 7,000 volunteers across the country came out to lend a hand for history, donating over 25,000 hours of volunteer power to clean up efforts.

At Monocacy National Battlefield in Maryland, 75 volunteers, including local veterans and school groups, removed historically inaccurate fencing and helped with mulching, weeding, trash pick up and museum cleaning.

At Historic Washington State Park in Arkansas, local Boy Scouts and community members transplanted flower bulbs, prepping two historic gardens and using the debris to fill a high erosion area.

At Minute Man National Historical Park in Massachusetts, 100 volunteers helped by raking leaves, seeding grass, removing invasive plants and re-vegetating bare areas with flower seed.

And at Drum Barracks Civil War Museum in California, 35 volunteers, ages four to seventy, came out to help plant flowers, paint fences, sweep, rake and clean up the grounds.

Our sites rely heavily on volunteers, and your hard work will make a difference for years to come. Thank you again!

This year was one of our largest Park Day events ever with over 160 sites, nearly 7,000 volunteers, and about 25,000 hours of volunteer power. We’re already looking forward to Park Day 2020, which will take place April 4, 2020. Check our event calendar for ways to help out year-round.

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