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Park Trail Project rescheduled

Due to heavy rains and wet conditions, Appomattox Court House National Historic Park park staff have rescheduled the trail maintenance project for Friday, July 8.

The project requires volunteers to apply non-skid paint to three bridges located on the park’s history/nature trail.

The paint will provide a rougher bridge surface to provide a safe crossing experience for trail users, particularly under wet conditions. The park is still looking for 4-6 volunteers to assist in bridge maintenance on the park’s history/nature trail. Along the 4-plus mile trail system, there are three bridges that provide access over creeks for trail users. The bridges can be slippery and unsafe when they are wet. Volunteers will work in teams to sand three bridges in the park with wire brushes, clean the dirt and debris, and paint the bridge surfaces with nonskid paint. Contact Alyssa Holland, volunteer coordinator, by noon on Thursday, July 7 if you are interested in this service project.

Volunteers will meet park staff at the Lee’s Headquarters pull-off on Route 24 at 8 a.m. The project will conclude at approximately 2 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged to bring proper shoes for use on a trail.

There will be moderate trail walking to cover the distances between the bridges. Distances should not be more than a quarter to a half mile. Also bring water, snacks and a packed lunch. Work equipment including safety gloves will be provided. For more information, call (434) 352-8987, ext. 234, or email alyssa_holland@nps.gov.