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Volunteers Needed: National Public Lands Day at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Sep 12, 2018 • by Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Hopewell Furnace Site

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site will observe the 25th annual National Public Lands Day on September 22, 2018. National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Park staff is recruiting volunteers for a several projects that will help preserve and protect the landscape of Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.

Volunteer assistance is needed between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm on September 22, 2018 for the following projects:

 Vegetation removal

 Litter and debris removal

 Fencing removal and replacement

All tools will be provided. Comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes are required. Seniors, adults, teens, and families are welcome. If interested please enroll via https://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=17612 or https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D44A5AA22ABFB6-25th.

Enrollment closes at 5:00 pm on Saturday, September 15.

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site preserves and interprets an early American industrial landscape and community. Showcasing an iron making community and its surrounding countryside, Hopewell Furnace was active from 1771 to 1883. The park’s facilities are currently open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Hopewell Furnace is located five miles south of Birdsboro, PA, off of Route 345. Admission to the park is free. For more information, stop by the park’s visitor center, call 610-582-8773, or visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/hofu

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