Pick Up Time: 2019-01-14 07:00:00
Crew Leader: Corey Harrison & River Rannow. Project Manager: Krishun Karau
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, boundary marking the perimeter of the park, pesticide treatment of invasive bamboo and invasive fire ants, seeding soil or placing sod, cleaning headstones, painting cemetery markers, cleaning drains, and other various maintenance tasks.
Duration: 2 week hitches spent in Andersonville Week 1- Mon-Fri, five, eight hour days 7am-3:30pm (Monday crew travels from Asheville) Week 2- Mon-Thur four, ten hour days 7am-5:30pm (Thursday crew travels back to Asheville for a weekend, work for a couple of hours in the morning 7a -9am)
Camping and Weather: The crew will front country camp in a wooded area east of the visitor center parking lot. The park has provided picnic tables an extension cord to a flood light at camp, trash bins, 2 fire rings, a metal storage bin and an outdoor shower with hose hook up and sinks (cold water only). Drive time to cemetery/bamboo patch/maintenance facility approximately 1 minute. In case of extreme weather emergencies, the Visitor Center basement is unlocked for shelter.The crew will have access bathrooms with toilets and running water at the visitor center – museum (will remain unlocked overnight). Crew leader will have a key to the maintenance building near park office in cemetery area, which has a shower. Crew is expected to clean up after themselves and keep the maintenance building clean and free of clutter. Park has also graciously allowed the crew to utilize ice machine at maintenance area for their coolers. Crew leader will be issued a key to access washer and dryer in volunteer building.
Project Specific Notes: Please remember to stay professional and respectful of visitors. Although it can be warm in southwest Georgia, it can get pretty cold this time of the year, last year the crew experienced a little bit of snow. Remember your layers! Be sure to check out the museum lots of fascinating history!