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W3R-US Statement Of Inclusion

June 4th, 2020

On April 4, 2020, the Board of Directors of W3R-US formally adopted the following Statement of Inclusion, which is closely modeled on that of the Partnership for the National Trails System:

Draft Statement of Inclusion for W3R-US

The National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association recognizes that national historic trails are a powerful way to connect with nature, history and culture. These trails cultivate a society that values protection and stewardship for our natural,…[Read More]

Donate to W3R this Giving Tuesday!

May 5th, 2020

Hello,

Staying a strong organization to serve the public. That’s why W3R-US is raising money on this Giving Tuesday.

COVID-19 is throwing a punch at our work. But with your donation you can help keep W3R-US fun programs going so you and others can attend and enjoy such things as the W3R-US bicycle tour along the entire trail, the Junior Passport Series in NY and the victory commemoration in Yorktown,…[Read More]

Park Day 2020 Postponed

March 17th, 2020

Hello Friends,

Due to the unprecedented impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the American Battlefield Trust is officially postponing Park Day 2020. We understand that the coming weeks are unpredictable, and it is a challenge for individual sites to plan a volunteer event. The health and safety of our supporters, partners, and friends is our most important consideration in this matter.

As always, individual Park Day events are scheduled and organized by our dedicated site managers at their own discretion….[Read More]

GOP Resistance Emerges Over Trump-Backed Conservation Package

March 14th, 2020

Brian Dabbs @briandabbs

Offshore drilling has become a sticking point as senators attempt to move forward on a conservation measure.

Click here for an online message to Senators we encourage you to send. 

A pitched battle is set between rank-and-file Republicans and President Trump over a conservation package that could shape the Senate majority in the next Congress.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is teeing up a pricey bill to slash the national-parks maintenance backlog and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund,…[Read More]

Volunteer at Park Day 2020

March 13th, 2020

Your help is needed! We hope you will join us on Saturday, April 4th to volunteer at a battlefield or historic site near you for Park Day 2020.

Since 1996, volunteers from across the country have joined forces with the American Battlefield Trust to help their local parks and historic sites tackle maintenance projects both large and small — from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and building trails….[Read More]

Hurry, ask your representatives in Congress to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund today!

March 5th, 2020

If fully funded, the Land and Water Conservation Fund will also be available to benefit communities all along the Washington- Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail at no cost to the tax payer. It is funded by off- shore drilling fees. It provides funds for conservation, for green places, places for recreation close by our cities and towns—- so important in our densely populated part of the country. Every 30 seconds a football field size piece of nature is lost to development….[Read More]

Constance Kehoe’s Radio Interview on RW250

March 5th, 2020

Constance M. Kehoe is the president of Revolutionary Westchester 250, RW250.org, a not-for-profit corporation building awareness of the critical and dramatic role Westchester County played in the Revolutionary era in conjunction with the national commemoration planned for 2026. In this interview she highlights past and future events, sites of interest across the county and the overall mission of the organization.

You can listen to and download the interview by clicking on the link below:

Constance Kehoe’s Radio Interview on RW250[Read More]

Bridgewater Celebrates Preservation of Foothill Road Estate

March 3rd, 2020

BRIDGEWATER – Through a partnership of organizations, government bodies and neighbors who didn’t know when to quit, the 36-acre Wemple estate, where Revolutionary War soldiers once camped, will be preserved in perpetuity.

To mark the preservation of what has been called a historical treasure, the D&R Greenway Land Trust presented the township a portrait of the portion of the Foothill Road property where Gen. George Washington’s soldiers camped and their horses drank from a spring….[Read More]

George III’s Vast Collection of Military Maps Goes Online

February 2nd, 2020

On 200th Anniversary of his Death, Collection Provides Account of Global Conflicts

George III may never have left the south of England or fought on a battlefield, but he explored the world through a vast collection of military maps that are now being made available online, offering extraordinary insight into the art of warfare and mapping.

Highlights include two-metre-wide maps of the American War of Independence. Known as the king who lost America,…[Read More]