At battlefield parks across the country, Saturday, April 4, 2020 will be “Park Day.” On this day, thousands of volunteers will participate in numerous service projects with coordination by the American Battlefield Trust. Local efforts focusing on the Wilderness Battlefield and the Chancellorsville Battlefield will be managed by the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield. Both battlefields are part of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Volunteers are asked to report to Ellwood, 36380 Constitution Hwy (Route 20), Locust Grove, VA, to check in between 8:30 and 8:50 AM. Following a brief safety meeting, volunteers will participate in various projects ending no later than 1:00 PM. In past years, hundreds of volunteers, working a few hours each, have had a huge impact on the park by picking up trash and tree debris, providing a fresh coat of paint, or replacing worn out apparatus.
While gathering at Ellwood, enjoy hot coffee provided by the Starbucks Harrison Crossing of Fredericksburg store. Friends of Wilderness Battlefield will provide water and snacks. Several volunteers with pick-up trucks are needed. Volunteers will receive a free commemorative T-Shirt while supplies last, with priority going to pre-registered volunteers. Pre-registration is not required but is encouraged and allows you to identify what activities you are interested in performing. Please bring work gloves and safety vests if possible.
For more information or questions, please contact Kevin Hunt at