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Park Day at New Bern Battlefield Park
April 10 @ 9:30 am
You are invited to join New Bern Battlefield Park and the American Battlefield Trust in the 25th anniversary of Park Day, an annual hands-on preservation event to help Civil War, Revolutionary War, and War of 1812 battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. This year on April 10, New Bern’s Battlefield Park will once again join in this national event. Battlefield Manager, Jon Miller explains, “While our beautiful park reflects the work of many volunteers from Battlefield Guides clearing trails, to Boy Scouts building observation platforms to Marines building bridges, there is always much to be done.” Miller hopes volunteers will help clear out the original Civil War fighting positions and do some general Spring cleaning. “While we expect this to be a workday, we also expect it to be a fun day.” Volunteers are asked to arrive at 9:30am. The first 25 volunteers will receive a water bottle commemorating the day.
We will begin with a short tour of the battlefield before working. Bring work gloves and a rake if you like, a limited number of gloves will be available. Wear sturdy shoes and clothing appropriate for weather forecast.