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Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park Seeks Volunteers for Weed Wrangle 2022

Fort Oglethorpe, GA: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, in partnership with Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, are looking for volunteers to help remove exotic invasive plant species along their shared boundary as part of Weed Wrangle 2022.

On Saturday, March 5, at 9 am join National Park Service and Reflection Riding staff, along with other volunteers, at Reflection Riding (400 Garden Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419) for a workday on a portion of the Lookout Mountain Battlefield, in the location of the former Confederama, to remove exotic, invasive plant species like Chinese privet. This area saw significant action during the “Battle Above the Clouds” as Confederate soldiers tried to hold the crossings at Lookout Creek. Today, it serves as the gateway to Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center.

Volunteers are asked to wear clothing appropriate for the weather and for outdoor work that they do not mind getting dirty. Also, volunteers should wear sturdy, close-toed shoes or boots, NO flip-flops. All tools and supplies will be provided. Volunteers may want to bring a water bottle and lite snacks.

For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at (706) 866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at (423) 821-7786, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch

For more information about Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center please visit their website at https://reflectionriding.org/ or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ReflectionRidingANC www.nps.gov

About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 423 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

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