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Westmoreland State Park, Virginia – Volunteer Vacations 2022

March 6 - March 12

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Join American Hiking Society at Westmoreland State Park to construct and maintain historic trails to make them more accessible for all. On the Potomac River’s Northern Neck, this park offers many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts from hiking to fossil hunting, birding, fishing and more. Erosion has drastically affected the topography at Westmoreland, and volunteers are needed to assist with maintenance and prevention of further erosion on the park’s popular trails. The volunteer crew will receive a formal trail maintenance training and tool orientation at the beginning of the week, making this trip a great one for first-time trail volunteers. Other projects to enhance visitor experience may be included depending on time. These include clean up of winter debris off of trails, redesigning our day use area and assisting with park updates.

AHS acknowledges with gratitude that this project takes place on the traditional lands of the Cuttatawomen, Pissaseck, and Onawmanient peoples past and present. We honor the land itself, the Indigenous communities who have stewarded this land for generations, and those who continue to steward these lands today. AHS invites all volunteers to join us in our commitment to support and amplify the work of Indigenous communities as they work to dismantle the systems of oppression that these communities continue to face today.

Organizer

Westmoreland State Park

Accommodations

Cabin/Lodge

Hiking/Access

Day hiking up to 2 miles each work day.

Project Rating

Moderate

Minimum Volunteer Age

16

Maximum Group Size

10

Area and Attractions

Westmoreland State Park park offers world class educational programs including oyster gardening, beekeeping, kayaking, paddle boarding, birding, fossil hunting (shark teeth, whale vertebrae, and megalodon teeth over 6 inches) and much more! Enjoy rural Virginia's night sky with minimal light pollution without getting too far from nearby cities and towns. Westmoreland State Park is located in Virginia's historic Northern Neck. Local opportunities include George Washington's Birthplace, The Lee family's Stratford Hall, Reedville Fisherman's museum, and more. The park is located about 1 hour from Fredericksburg, VA and 1.5 hours from Richmond, VA.

Accommodations Description

Volunteers will stay in climate controlled multi-bedroom cabins with full kitchens and bathrooms including showers. Volunteers need to bring their own linens (sheets/bedding or sleeping bags) and towels. Please contact [email protected] for assistance with gear needs.

Travel

Richmond International Airport in Richmond, VA is the closest major airport. Airport pick up and drop off is available for volunteers and will be arranged upon confirmation of the trip.

Venue

Westmoreland State Park
145 Cliff Rd., Montross, VA 22520 United States + Google Map
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