Volunteers help clean up Richmond National Battlefield for Park clean up day

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Today in Richmond, volunteers helped with clearing brush from the Richmond National Battlefield Park.

Volunteers throughout Virginia are teaming up with the American Battlefield Trust to aid in the maintenance and restoration of 25 Old Dominion battlefields and historic sites as part of Park Day, an annual nationwide, hands-on preservation event.

Since its inception in 1996, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their dedication to serving their communities.

Virginia volunteers will be joined by thousands of fellow participants across the country in cleaning up and revitalizing 160 historic sites in 32 states. Activities are chiefly outdoor projects that range from raking leaves and collecting trash to painting and gardening. 

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