Pick Up Time: 2018-01-08 07:00:00
Crew Leader: Nicole Macnamee
Project Description: In it’s 14 months of existence during the Civil War, Andersonville was the site of one of the largest Confederate prison camps. A rural, tranquil place of remembrance, today it is an active cemetery for American veterans and a memorial to all American prisoners of war throughout the nation's history. An ACE crew will assist in bettering the aesthetic appearance of Andersonville National Historic Site and preserving the historic and cultural significance of this site by improving the overall landscape in the National Cemetery to enhance visual enjoyment of visitors and guests. Tasks performed will include the re-alignment of sunken headstones, using brushcutters to weedeat in the cemetery and around historic earthworks of the prison site, seeding soil or placing sod of new headstones, pesticide treatment of invasive bamboo and fire ants, cleaning headstones, painting cemetery markers, cleaning drains, and other various maintenance tasks.
Duration: Crew will camp and work at Andersonville for two weeks at a time, then return to Asheville for a weekend in between to resupply on food, or any tools/gear they may need. Work week : M-F 7AM-3:30PM
Camping and Weather: Front country camping at Andersonville. The crew will have access bathrooms with toilets and running water at the visitor center (will remain unlocked overnight). Crew leader will have a key to the maintenance building which has a shower.
Project Specific Notes: Could be warm during the day (site is exposed) and very chilly at night, be sure to pack layers and bring rain gear. Lots of digging in the Georgia red clay, beware, that stuff stains!