Honor America Days
Due to the Honor America Days Opening Day Parade on Saturday, July 26th, Fort Stanwix National Monument's regular programs will begin at 1 pm. We hope to see you then!
Fort Stanwix to Spray Herbicides on Lawn
Contact: Mike Kusch, 315 336-3126
Rome, NY: In an attempt to control the weeds on the lawn and to prepare the grounds for a spring seeding, Fort Stanwix National Monument will spray two herbicides on Friday, September 21, 2007. The area to be treated is the south lawn between the fort and the Marinus Willett Center and Black River and Erie (east) Boulevards. Two types of New York State approved herbicides will be used; one to destroy the weeds currently seen above ground and the other will destroy weed seeds in the soil. The dead weeds will not be removed until the spring because their roots will help prevent soil erosion. During the spring the dead weeds will be raked and removed from the site and the area reseeded. The result will be green grasses during the summer.
Did You Know?
Before his treasonous behavior in 1780, Benedict Arnold served valiantly as an American General during the Campaign of 1777 at both American Fort Stanwix/Schyuler and at the Battles of Saratoga. More...