The Civil War Preservation Trust holds an annual, nationwide, volunteer clean up of Civil War sites. It's when many people pull together to get our nation's Civil War sites ready for the upcoming tourist season. Historic Fort Wayne is proud that we are Michigan's only participating site (photos by James Lalone). Also, check out this blog written by a volunteer about her time at the Park Day cleanup.
A group of volunteers clear brush from an upper moat.
Volunteer Rob Giorlando shares the fun during the work day.
Larger brush needing removal was handled with a chainsaw by skilled HFWC volunteers. Here, Adam Barrett clears overgrowth outside the star fort.
When the big stokes are finished, the final touches can be put on. Shawn Fitchpatrick edges along an upper berm to get a good start on grass growth.
Of course it's always good to look back and see the hard work will make a better view and historic experience for guests this year!
Working on those slopes takes time. Many hands make light work.
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