Volunteers needed for historic cemetery cleanup

Photo: A wooden fence  and sign leading to the Nars Cemetery in front of a field of brush. (NPS)  

Volunteers are needed for a cleanup of the historic Nars Cemetery in Searcy County. Officials with the Buffalo National River park in a social media post encourage helping bring stories of the past back to life by working together to restore the cemetery.

Beginning Feb. 17 and 18 and from Feb. 22-24, Buffalo National River officials will be leading a volunteer effort to restore the historic Nars cemetery. Officials say the Nars Cemetery near Woolum is a historical treasure with headstones dating back to the mid-1800s.

Volunteers in groups of 10 max will work in three-hour morning and afternoon shifts to help install new fencing and clean up brush to restore the cemetery to its former glory.

Volunteers should be prepared to get muddy and work hard during these shifts. Those interested in volunteering are asked to contact Cassie Branstetter at Cassie_Branstetter@nps.gov.

This volunteer event will be weather dependent and may be canceled due to inclement conditions.

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