Old Dominion Park volunteer cleanup day scheduled for April 27

Old Dominion Mine Park pictured from Buffalo Ridge. A volunteer cleanup day is being planned for April 27. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt. Photo by David Abbott.

A Volunteer Day is planned Saturday, April 27 at the Old Dominion Historic Mine Park in Globe. With spring starting up, there is a lot of cleanup to do to get ready for warmer weather. The winter season has been a wet one and the trails show it, with high weeds and runoff areas. Save the date and plan on spending a few hours sprucing up the park. Volunteers will take to the trails from 7-11 a.m. for a volunteer day focused on trail clearing and cleanup.

Community and civic groups and individuals are invited to come out to help continue the work on this gem of a park. Work will concentrate on cleaning trails and display areas. The work will be under way all morning, beginning at 7 a.m. Water and snacks will be provided, and it is recommended that volunteers wear long pants and closed-toed shoes and bring gloves, sunscreen and a hat.

Anyone with tools they would be willing to donate for the day such as rakes, hoes and clippers is encouraged to bring them.

Old Dominion Mine Park t-shirts will be given to volunteers.

As a walking park, the Old Dominion is a wonderful addition to Globe’s park system, with trails ranging from easy to moderate. And each trail offers a wealth of information on the history of the mine, Globe and mining in general. Park access is off Murphy Street past DeMarco’s.

Any group interested in participating can leave contact information with the chamber of commerce, at 425-4495. All volunteers are welcome at this special event.


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