Volunteers help to bring back Butts Hill Fort during Fall Cleanup

November 2nd, 2022 News
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BoRIA Director Joe Studlick working on the North Side of Butts Hill Fort. Photo by J. Stearns
BoRIA Director Joe Studlick working on the North Side of Butts Hill Fort. Photo by J. Stearns

On Saturday October 29th, a dedicated crew of 20 volunteers descended on Butts Hill Fort for their 4th Volunteer clean up. We split our crew into two.  As one crew worked on clearing all the deadfall wood and debris from the North side ditch of the Fort, the other crew worked on the East side clearing invasive vegetation. Chris Zeeman, a perennial volunteer from Fort Adams Trust, took care of the inside bowl, knocking down everything with his mower. Representatives of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Bristol Chapter, worked on the North and East and trimming back the eastern walking path.

Whip Seaman on left presenting check to BoRIA Director Burt Quist. Photo by D. Swanson
Whip Seaman on left presenting check to BoRIA Director Burt Quist. Photo by D. Swanson

Also, on hand early that morning was Whip Seaman from the Rhode Island Society of Colonial Wars. He presented the Battle of Rhode Island Association with a check for $2,000. Accepting the check was BoRIA Director Burt Quist who remarked “We’ve made great strides this year with the debut of our website and the ongoing development of our Master Plan for the site. We’re really excited to see what 2023 is going to bring. “