Stones River National Battlefield Seeks Park Day Volunteers

NPS employees and volunteers remove invasive exotic plants from the battlefield.
Park employees and volunteers remove invasive exotic plants during Park Day 2013.

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News Release Date: March 27, 2014

Contact: Troy Morris, 615-893-9501

How would you like to spend a Saturday morning helping preserve part of our nation’s history while getting a free lunch and a t-shirt? Stones River National Battlefield calls upon our friends and neighbors to join us at the McFadden Farm on Saturday April 5, 2014 as we work to restore the historic landscape where fifty-seven Union cannons beat back the last Confederate assault on January 2, 1863. Volunteers and park staff will eliminate invasive exotic plants, plant trees and shrubs in the Stones River floodplain, and remove trash and non-historic fences.

Sign-up today by contacting Troy Morris at 615-893-9501 or e-mail us. The Friends of Stones River National Battlefield will provide pizza lunch for all volunteers who register by April 3, 2014, and the first fifty registrants will receive a commemorative t-shirt courtesy of the Civil War Trust.

We will join volunteers across the nation and team up with the Civil War Trust, History™, and Take Pride in America at more than 98 historic sites across the country to participate in the 18th annual Park Day. Since its inception in 1996, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their dedication to serving their communities. In 2013, nearly 8,000 volunteers at 105 historic sites across the country donated more than 36,000 service hours. This year, organizers hope to build on these impressive figures.

WHAT:National “Park Day” Volunteer Project

WHEN:Saturday April 5, 2014 – Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE:McFadden Farm, Tour Stop 6 at 2600 Van Cleve Lane, Murfreesboro, TN

The Civil War Trust is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States, dedicated to preserving our nation’s endangered Civil War battlefields and to promoting appreciation of these hallowed grounds. To date, the Trust has preserved more than 38,500 acres of battlefield land in 20 states. Learn more at www.civilwar.org, the home of the Civil War sesquicentennial.

Established in 1989, the Friends of Stones River National Battlefield, Inc. serves as a partner with the National Park Service to promote and protect the stories and resources of Stones River National Battlefield. Learn more and become a member at www.friendsofstonesriver.org.

For more information about Park Day at Stones River National Battlefield, please contact Troy Morris at 615-893-9501 or by email at e-mail us.



Last updated: April 14, 2015

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