National Public Lands Day

Two volunteers pause to smile while clearing brush. Photo includes logos of National Public Lands Day partners.

On Saturday September 29, 2018, Stones River National Battlefield hopes to bring more than one hundred citizens of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County together for a morning dedicated to properly managing the lands and waterways that are a critical part of life in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.

We will join thousands of volunteers across the nation working to preserve and improve our public lands. We will remove invasive plants and trash from the park's McFadden Farm unit located at 2600 Van Cleve Lane. In the process, we will improve the condition of the battlefield and the Stones River watershed.

The plans are in place, now we need you, the public to join us. We are asking individuals and groups to pre-register by contacting Claire Casey at 615-893-9501 or by email at We have a limited capacity to supervise this project and will close registration once we have registered 150 volunteers. We will need groups of six or more volunteers to have one person per every 6-8 volunteers attend one of our Squad Boss training sessions and learn how to lead their fellow volunteers in the day's work.

Volunteers should bring work gloves and wear long sleeved shirts, work pants, and closed toe shoes.

Lunch will be provided at noon by Walmart and the Friends of Stones River National Battlefield.

When: Saturday September 29, 2018 — 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Where: McFadden Farm Unit (Tour Stop #6) - 2600 Van Cleve Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37129

What to Bring: Work boots, long-sleeved shirt, work pants, work gloves


Last updated: August 31, 2018

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