Park Day 2020

Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, Park Day was once again a great success at Minute Man National Historical Park!

Organized in conjunction with the American Battlefield Trust, Park Day is an effort to bring local communities together by helping preserve our nation’s most historic National Parks. This year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Minute Man was still able to coordinate and carry-out an enjoyable day of service!

Teams working along the Battle Road Trail at the Brooks House, Hartwell Tavern, and Minute Man Visitor Center accomplished a variety of tasks and surpassed expectations. Volunteers picked up trash along Route 2A, uprooted invasive plants, and removed four trailer loads of storm branches. At the North Bridge volunteers spent the morning clearing leaves in the parking lot, the path leading the bridge, as well from the monuments and grave markers. By the afternoon, the volunteer team moved up to the North Bridge Visitor Center to put the historic Buttrick Gardens to bed for the winter.

Although a lot was accomplished by the gracious volunteers who participated, it was the overwhelming support and dedication for our park that was truly appreciated.

We are already looking forward to next year! 

Written by Mark Fairchild, Minute Man National Historical Park Volunteer

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