The Butts Hill Fort Restoration Committee (BHFRC) is planning our 4th clean-up on Saturday, October 29th from 8 am to 2 pm (rain date is Sunday). Cleanup efforts will include only removal of deadfall wood and overgrown brush from the ditches and parapet walls on the north, east, and south sides of the Fort and weed whacking areas cleared earlier. There will be NO tree cutting.
Parking is available behind the tennis courts at the Portsmouth High School or on Dyer St. Please do not park on Butts Street – it must remain clear to allow vehicles with equipment to access the Fort. Please bring rakes, shovels, pruners, loppers, and weedwhackers. Please be alert to the presence of ticks and poison ivy.
Upon arrival volunteers will be asked to sign a waiver of liability for the Town of Portsmouth.
Please follow the link to register:
The BHFR COMMITTEE is a committee of the BATTLE OF RHODE ISLAND ASSOCIATION. The mission of the Committee is to restore and maintain this Revolutionary War fort to provide a safe and accessible educational and recreational site. The Association is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to raising awareness of Rhode Island’s role in the War for Independence. Donations may be made payable to “BoRIA” at PO Box 626, Portsmouth, RI 02871.