At Brownieland, we are all about giving our time through volunteer work. Brownieland Pictures partner, Robyn Ellis Kranz, has begun a new adventure volunteering at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and here is what she has to say about her experience so far:
“Being a huge nature lover and a fan of our greatest treasure, the National Parks System, I have decided to volunteer as a Mountain Top Greeter (MTG) at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Located north of Atlanta, Kennesaw Mountain is a beautiful park that has been preserved to commemorate one of the decisive battles of the Civil War. Being a “MTG” has been amazing. I get to hike up the trail with my dog, helping people with directions or first aid, stopping every so often to let people pet Willoughby, and enjoying the beauty and serenity that this space provides. It’s so much fun helping people enjoy the park and learn more about the area. Being an “MTG” also allows me to give back to one of my favorite organizations and introduce younger generations to the importance of preserving our natural resources. Come hike with me!”
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a 2,923 acre park featuring over 18 miles of trails spanning from Kolb’s Farm in Marietta to just north of the visitor’s center in Kennesaw. Kennesaw mountain was home to some of the heaviest fighting of the Georgia Campaign of the Civil War. At this national battlefield park, you can enjoy a hike, photograph wildlife, watch living history demonstrations, and more. The top of Kennesaw Mountain rises 1800 feet above sea level and provides spectacular views of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding area.
Volunteering at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a great way to help support the park and preserve the historic and natural treasures of the National Park Service. A variety of activities that are vital to the operation of Kennesaw Mountain are performed by volunteers. As a volunteer, you can do anything from greeting visitors at the visitor center, to clearing trails, to assisting in historic demonstrations.
Volunteers help park staff preserve, protect, and interpret all aspects of the park for the enjoyment of the public. We hope your service will not only help the park complete projects which would not otherwise get done, but also inspire you in new ways. In turn, perhaps your service will inspire others to get involved and take a personal part in caring for and protecting park resources. Learn more about volunteering with Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park HERE.