In preparation for the 150th anniversary events this fall, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park joins the Civil War Trust in inviting the public to participate in the 17th Annual Park Day on Saturday, April 6.
Park Day is a nationwide volunteer effort created by the Civil War Trust, underwritten with a grant from History and endorsed by Take Pride in America, a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Projects this year include: battlefield landscape restoration, cultural resource preservation, and preparation of interpretive sites to be used during the 150th anniversary commemoration.
Registration for all projects will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, 3370 LaFayette Road. Projects will be completed by 12 p.m. A special tour of Chickamauga Battlefield will begin at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 2 p.m. All volunteers will receive a special Civil War Trust T-shirt and commemorative patch.
Long pants and sturdy, close-toed shoes are required for all projects. Bringing gloves is recommended, but gloves and other personal protective equipment will be supplied by the park. Wear weather appropriate clothing—the project will continue rain or shine.
Alexander’s Bridge Road will be closed from the intersection of Viniard-Alexander Road east across the bridge to the park boundary to allow for crews to work safely in that area on Saturday aform 9 a.m.-noon. Additionally, Glenn-Kelly Road from the Snodgrass Hill intersection north to LaFayette Road will experience occasional temporary closures throughout the morning to allow crews to work safely.
To pre-register or for more information, contact Park Volunteer Coordinator Will Sunderland at 752-5213x137 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/chch