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Werowocomoco Youth Program explores park maintenance

In February, members of the Werowocomoco Youth Program spent time with the maintenance division of the Colonial National Historical Park. This is one of the several National Park career paths that the participants will have a chance to explore throughout their time in the program.

Maintenance staff members work to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for visitors, a release stated. This is especially true for historical parks, where maintenance staffs are directly responsible for the preservation of historic structures, monuments, battlefields and landscapes.

During their week with the maintenance crew, Werowocomoco Youth Program participants helped staff in various duties surrounding the Yorktown Battlefield. They assisted in clearing brush from the battlefield’s earthworks, structures that were built by French and American soldiers in anticipation of the historic siege. Then, along the battlefield’s tour roads and the Colonial Parkway, they helped to gather debris, clear bru...

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