CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Civil War Trust is seeking volunteers to help clean and restore two state Civil War sites. The annual event, called Park Day, will be held April 6 and is part of a nationwide effort that includes more than 100 historic sites in 24 states. Activities may range from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting and planting trees.
The participating sites in the state include:
-- Rich Mountain Battlefield in Beverly. Contact Darryl DeGripp at i...@beverlyheritagecenter.org. General cleanup will be conducted.
-- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry. Contact Steven Lowe at steve_l...@nps.gov. General cleanup and landscaping will be conducted.
Those interested in volunteering can contact the individual sites listed above. Volunteers will receive t-shirts and have an opportunity to hear a local historian describe the significance of the site.
Park Day is underwritten by a grant from History.