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Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and Friends of Johnston County Parks welcome all those interested in helping complete quarterly maintenance along trails through Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site in Four Oaks, NC. This quarterly maintenance workday is the first series of four for 2024.

Volunteers are needed at Bentonville on Saturday, March 23rd to help clear the stretch of trail between the visitor center and Battlefield Road with possibly a second group (depending on turnout) at the Cole Plantation segment. The trail needs clearing of the overgrowth and fallen brush. Work will include raking and pulling the heavy debris off the trail, clipping overhanging branches away, and all other finish work – it’s labor intensive, but no special skills are needed. In fact, this is great work for well-supervised younger trail workers, too!

Volunteers should meet at the Bentonville Battlefield Visitor Center at 9 AM for an introductory safety talk, to sign a workday waiver, and to be split up into work groups. We encourage people to bring a water bottle and snacks for your trip; we will have bottles of water and snacks at the trailhead for those who can’t bring anything. We will also bring a handful of tools for those who don’t have any.

Please RSVP by Friday, March 15th so we can get an accurate count of volunteers: https://forms.gle/gF55chtJZdGYmN6M6

WHEN: Saturday, March 23rd, 9 AM to 1 PM

WHERE: 5466 Harper House Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524

WHAT TO WEAR: sturdy shoes, long pants, and long socks

WHAT TO BRING: heavy rakes, loppers, clippers, NO POWER TOOLS, extra water, gloves, bug spray, snacks, and sunscreen.


Austin Cross
MST Task Force Leader for Johnston County


March 23
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Bentonville Battlefield


Austin Cross