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All programs cancelled due to weather
Dover, Tennessee—Fort Donelson National Battlefield will celebrate National Park Week, April 18 – 24, 2010. Civil War artillery talks and Ranger programs will highlight the weeklong events National Park Week celebrates our natural landscapes and our diverse national heritage. Parks can provide recreational experiences, opportunities to learn and grow, and places of quiet refuge.
Volunteers with the 12th United States Colored Heavy Artillery (USCHA) will conduct interpretive talks about Civil War artillery. These programs will be held at the visitor center at 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm on Saturday, April 25.
Park Rangers will also provideinterpretive programs on Junior Ranger Day, April 25, at 10 am and 3 pm at the Dover Hotel.
The Site Planting Contest for the National Park Foundation’s First Bloom Project has begun. Local Girls Scouts entered their planting design in the National Park Foundation contest, competing with 25 national parks.Scouts plan to get their hands dirty later this spring by planting native grass, trees, flowers, and plants in selected areas around the battlefield. It will be a true test of accumulated knowledge of 12 months study of Tennessee native plants. Site plantings will bring much needed beautification to park areas at the visitor center, picnic pavilion, and new comfort station. Project partners are Friends of Fort Donelson Campaign, Murray State University Facility Manager Wayne Harper, and Stewart County Girls Scouts.
For more information and a complete listing of 2010 park events, visit the website: www.nps.gov/fodo or contact the Ranger staff at 931-232-5706 x 101.