We’re not quite sure if we should classify this as preservation news or a weekender since it seems to qualify as both an activity and preservation effort…but we’re always excited to hear about volunteers heading to the battlefields to help with hands-on preservation work.
Lace up your hiking boots and pull on your work gloves before heading to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield for a day of volunteering with the Trail Club on December 8th (or any second Saturday of the month). Paths don’t maintain themselves and national battlefields need lots of volunteers to keep routes open to the public, pathways safe, and interpretive signs in place, and more. The Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club steps up to help with this need at the battlefield in north Georgia.
The Club’s workdays – hosted on the second Saturdays unless weather intervenes – are open to the public and a way to meet the volunteer team, make new friends, and actively preserve and protect a national battlefield.
- For more details about December’s work day, visit the Park’s website and event listing here.
- To learn more about Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club and their programs, visit their website: http://www.kennesawmountaintrailclub.org/projects_upcoming.php
We know there are many volunteer clubs and trail teams at other national or state battlefields, and we’d love to hear about your preservation projects. We would welcome an email or message through the ECW contact page with your news!