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Clan MacBean Gathering

Stone Mountain, Georgia

October 19-21, 2018

Learn all about it at the Clanmacbean Shop

 

6 days ago

are there any Macbean's in Scotland? If I visited I would like to connect with distant relatives ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

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Got this off the Clan MacKintosh page. The mother of the person that posted it is thinking of making these bears in Clan Chattan tartan as a small business. I suggested making cats instead of bears and in Clan MacBean also, and we'd probably have some MacBeans that would want one. ... See MoreSee Less

Got this off the Clan MacKintosh page. The mother of the person that posted it is thinking of making these bears in Clan Chattan tartan as a small business.  I suggested making cats instead of bears and in Clan MacBean also, and wed probably have some MacBeans that would want one.

 

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What the hay....LOL

The cat idea in Chatten tartan would be something I would consider buying, but MacBean would be preferred.

Awesome idea for the cat and MacBean colors

A cat and bear in MacBean tartan for me!

Yes, I'm wild about Wild Cats.

Depending on the price, I'd take a Hay too.

Yes in a cat for MacBeans.

Oh gracious... this is adorable

YES!!!

Most definitely

I’m in on the cat

I would!

Melanie Windmann !

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2 weeks ago

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Justine Bradford
May 4 at 10:04pm · tagAdd Topics
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Hey, all! As most of you know, I am updating and fact-checking our Clan Genealogy and History Book, Volume II for publication next January. Two major lines in this volume are the SC and TN Beans. If you are of the William Bean of Bean's Station, 1st Family of TN lineage and are a member of the Clan, now is the time to jet me your updates and corrections. We are relying on DNA for accuracy and your test results are key. If you are out of William Bean/Naomi Bates of SC, know that DNA has fine-tuned this family and your updating and input is crucial. Email me with any
questions at genealogist@clanmacbean.org. :))
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I am from William's line. I have taken a DNA test through my heratige and I uploaded it to geni.

He is and has done an excellent job for me. Began a little slow but we are very good now.

I gave up my clan Macbean heritage

Is there a dna line of Been/Bean on ancestry.com? I am on Ancestry and my DNA

Bean/Bates here. Also on Ancestry & FamilyTreeDNA

How do we contribute to this?

I am also from the Tennessee Bean line. My 3rd great grandfather was William's grandson Col. Ellis P. Bean of Texas.

I think I owe you some more info! Life has been wild...but I will get to it!

A Thomas Bean in the Clan is supposed to be in charge of an effort using Ftdna.

Sorry I can't help...from the NH, MA, TX Beans.

I am from The William MacBean .. Tennessee

Joy Bean Cox

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2 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

A little product review - ScotClans - There is a company, Scotcrest, that has been making Clan mugs and glasses with a tartan ring around the top for quite a while, but not in Clan MacBean. I thought I'd check out the following products from ScotClans. Ordered them and had them within a week from the UK, so it's not like you have to wait a long time to get them. The Clan MacBean tartan does not have much of the blue, so kind of disappointing. The designs have the badges centered on the sides, but not the name underneath and the designs on the glasses are rather transparent. Not bad, but not as good as those Scotcrest china mugs and glasses with the tartan rims if they had a Clan MacBean. Am tempted to see if I could front an order like we did for the lap blankets...... ... See MoreSee Less

A little product review - ScotClans - There is a company, Scotcrest,  that has been making Clan mugs and glasses with a tartan ring around the top for quite a while, but not in Clan MacBean.  I thought Id check out the following products from ScotClans.  Ordered them and had them within a week from the UK, so its not like you have to wait a long time to get them.  The Clan MacBean tartan does not have much of the blue, so kind of disappointing.  The designs have the badges centered on the sides, but not the name underneath and the designs on the glasses are rather transparent.  Not bad, but not as good as those Scotcrest china mugs and glasses with the tartan rims if they had a Clan MacBean.  Am tempted to see if I could front an order like we did for the lap blankets......

 

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Still waiting on a couple cobalt blue Clan MacBean mugs from Celtic Croft....

I have writtten Scotcrest about possibly fronting an order to get their glasses and coffee mugs produced in Clan MacBean.

My old Clan MacBean tie (modern tartan) is moth eaten. At the games in Woodland, I ordered a Clan MacBean tie from Blandford Imports in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. When it arrives, I will post a pic.

Yes, more thin green lines much less blue have to agree. Like the mugs. What about a shot glasses? Would definitely buy those with the crest on. Add to our growing collection ye ken.

May be should entice Fenton glass to come up with items inspired by Scottish clans.Made in America, Scottish inspired.

Love those glasses! I would be interested in purchasing some.

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3 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

BBC Radio Scotland
If only all smartphones could understand Scottish!
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Linda Barineau Smith do we need a translator for our trip.

4 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

Just to let you know. If there isn't a Clan MacBean tent at a games, you could always check for a Clan MacKintosh or Clan Chattan tent and help them out. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Clan Chattan was representing The Clan in Woodland, California this weekend. Thanks Bill McWood for being there!!

1 month ago

Clan MacBean

The Lyon College Scots Pipe Band. A beautiful Campus on a high hill in Batesville, AR. Scots culture is an integral part of their curriculum. Highland Dancing and Scottish Country Dancing instruction are available also. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Would have enjoyed seeing the dancers. Hope we get to see and hear lots of this when we go to Scotland and Ireland next year!

1 month ago

Clan MacBean

The temp was only in the 40s, so a lot of people packed up early on Sunday. I went to the chapel to listen to a Scottish singing, Highland dancing, story telling, and Highland Band concert. When I came out, our tent was the last Clan standing of 18 there. That's two in a row counting Jackson, MS. ... See MoreSee Less

The temp was only in the 40s, so a lot of people packed up early on Sunday.  I went to the chapel to listen to a Scottish singing, Highland dancing, story telling, and Highland Band concert.  When I came out, our tent was the last Clan standing of 18 there.  Thats two in a row counting Jackson, MS.

 

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Is that one of our Clan characteristics-hanging in there until the very end of...whatever it is?

1 month ago

Clan MacBean

39th Arkansas Scottish Festival at Lyon College, Batesville, AR. Could only put up the tent frame Friday because of the Thunderstorm and Tornado Warnings, but it was nice Saturday in spite of some rain. A visitor was nice enough to take a picture of me in spite of the possibility of breaking her camera. ... See MoreSee Less

39th Arkansas Scottish Festival at Lyon College, Batesville, AR.  Could only put up the tent frame Friday because of the Thunderstorm and Tornado Warnings, but it was nice Saturday in spite of some rain.  A visitor was nice enough to take a picture of me in spite of the possibility of breaking her camera.

1 month ago

Clan MacBean

39th Arkansas Games at Lyon College, Batesville, AR. President's Reception at Special Events Building. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Question regarding Clan MacBean Tartan: which is the preferred tartan for reunions?

I have heard of - Modern, Ancient and Hunting.

I am not sure but think MacBeth is also relevant to the Clan. I purchased a MacBeth Scarf in Fort William last year in a Tartan Shop in the Mall but couldn't find MacBean in any local stores at all.

Could someone possibly show all 3 of the MacBean Tartans and where to purchase items at a reasonable price (true Scottish and Yorkshire blood, always an eye for a good deal or bargain!)
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1 month ago

Clan MacBean

Just to let you know what's out there. I picked up this large utility pouch to supplement my sporran from Holy Heck out of Boise, Idaho. There's just too much to carry around in just a sporran so they have these utility pouches in small and large sizes. You can usually find a vendor at a games that will carry them. What's nice about the one I got, they gave me a choice of a higher quality leather, the rounded border around the front, and the snaps instead of plain belt loops in the back. There are also sporran hangers that just snap onto a belt so you don't have to undo it from the back and take it through the belt loops to take it off. This large pouch is approximately 5 1/2" x 7". Had it within two weeks. ... See MoreSee Less

Just to let you know whats out there.  I picked up this large utility pouch to supplement my sporran from Holy Heck out of Boise, Idaho.  Theres just too much to carry around in just a sporran so they have these utility pouches in small and large sizes.  You can usually find a vendor at a games that will carry them.  Whats nice about the one I got, they gave me a choice of a higher quality leather, the rounded border around the front, and the snaps instead of plain belt loops in the back.  There are also sporran hangers that just snap onto a belt so you dont have to undo it from the back and take it through the belt loops to take it off.  This large pouch is approximately 5 1/2 x 7.  Had it within two weeks.Image attachment

1 month ago

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Have you ever wondered how tartans are made? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Robin Fraser

Jain Savage

1 month ago

Clan MacBean

Dust off your kilt for the festivities next weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Question regarding Clan MacBean Tartan: which is the preferred tartan for reunions? I have heard of - Modern, Ancient and Hunting. I am not sure but think MacBeth is also relevant to the Clan. I purchased a MacBeth Scarf in Fort William last year in a Tartan Shop in the Mall but couldn't find MacBean in the stores at all. Could someone possibly show all 3 of the MacBean Tartans and where to purchase items at a reasonable price (true Scottish and Yorkshire blood, always an eye for a good deal or bargain!)

See phots on this page. Everything has been posted. MacBeths are a sept but I’ve never met one that claimed Clan MacBean. Any clan tartan or Inverness District is fine. Most wear Modern since it is so recognizable. The Chief’s is Ancient. You should be able to get a scarf thru Alberene Royal Mail, Celtic Croft or Scottish Lion stateside.

Wearing mine tonite

1 month ago

Clan MacBean

A t-shirt I picked up at my last Scottish Festival after I put it through Scottish auto-correct. ... See MoreSee Less

A t-shirt I picked up at my last Scottish Festival after I put it through Scottish auto-correct.

1 month ago

I gave up on my scottish heritage becasue i asked for help and i get a rude response so i am done i am not proud of beign a macbean now ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

That's True! 😊 Order Here >>> viralstyle.com/istore/scovoi ... See MoreSee Less

 

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tis true...roots are calling.......

OMG it's true I really want to go to Scotland

And they speak with a brogue...

Ina Bohne 😊😊😊😊

Connie Beene Dill

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2 months ago

Clan MacBean

A stitch together done by a member. Thanks Ron! Should have another even better after he works with it. ... See MoreSee Less

A stitch together done by a member.  Thanks Ron!  Should have another even better after he works with it.

 

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So who is everyone?

See previous post...

2 months ago

Private Frank Bean (my grandfather born Darlington UK 1916) front middle crouching in front of prisoners. Taken Hamburg Germany, circa September 1945. Liberation force, guarding POW's and clearing rubble from extensive bombing. ... See MoreSee Less

Private Frank Bean (my grandfather born Darlington UK 1916) front middle crouching in front of prisoners. Taken Hamburg Germany, circa September 1945. Liberation force, guarding POWs and clearing rubble from extensive bombing.

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

This photo from the Clan Archives is of the 1914 or 1915 Reunion of the John Bean of Exeter family at Canobie Lake, NH. As soon as I learn how to stitch them together, I will. The identifications are as follows: 1st row L to R - Carl Edwin Smith, Arthur Pike (3308). Seated L to R - 1?, 2 Rufus Bean (225) 3?, 4 Joseph W. Bean, 5&6 ?, Standing L to R 1?, 2.Mary Bean Smith?, 3 Kenrick C Bean (225), 4. Jere E. Franklin, 5 Mary Isobel (Clark) Bean/Mrs. R.E. Bean (225), 6. Harriet (Bean) Smith(224), 7 Mabel Bean Dinsmore (3286), 8?, 9. Emily Bean Pike 10-14 ?, 15. (Song Leader). The numbers in parenthesis, I assume, are family numbers. If you can help identify/verify these identifications, please let me know. ... See MoreSee Less

This photo from the Clan Archives is of the 1914 or 1915 Reunion of the John Bean of Exeter family at Canobie Lake, NH.  As soon as I learn how to stitch them together, I will.   The identifications are as follows:  1st row L to R - Carl Edwin Smith, Arthur Pike (3308).  Seated L to R - 1?, 2 Rufus Bean (225) 3?, 4 Joseph W. Bean, 5&6 ?, Standing L to R 1?, 2.Mary Bean Smith?, 3 Kenrick C Bean (225), 4. Jere E. Franklin, 5 Mary Isobel (Clark) Bean/Mrs. R.E. Bean (225), 6. Harriet (Bean) Smith(224), 7 Mabel Bean Dinsmore (3286), 8?, 9. Emily Bean Pike 10-14 ?, 15. (Song Leader).  The numbers in parenthesis, I assume, are family numbers.  If you can help identify/verify these identifications, please let me know.Image attachment

 

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Pretty sure I'm related to John any idea if he was Captain John Bean?

We have a genealogy department available to Clan Association members on the Clan webpage to verify what you have and help you out. We also would like to add what you have to our records. You can join on the “shop” page.

Tom Martin

Patricia Floyd

2 months ago

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Elizabeth Binnings - Any of my Binnings cousins, clan macbean is our Scottish clan ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Just another happy Clan tent Cavalier......... ... See MoreSee Less

Just another happy Clan tent Cavalier.........

 

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Looking good. Will we see you at the Loch Norman, NC games next month?

Thank you for sharing family

Looks sharp!

Looks great!

2 months ago

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Clan MacBean will be at the Jackson MS Festival this weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Looks like Clan Chattan just found out about it...

"Clan Chattan On The Moon"
Vita Adair shared Find Her in the Highlands's post to the group: Thistle Diaries.
4 hrs ·
I find this an amazing story

Tartan on the moon <3 Many thanks to Houston Kiltmakers for letting me take a photo of this amazing bit of history inside their shop in Paisley.

The handwritten note says, “This piece of MacBean tartan was flown to the Moon in our Apollo 12 Command Module “Yankee Clipper.” It was then transferred to our lunar module “Intrepid” and was landed on the Moon November 19, 1969. I am entrusting this valuable piece of tartan history to your care. Alan Bean, Lunar Module Pilot”

The typed text on the cards says, "Alan Bean - Apollo 12 and Skylab Astronaut, Artist
Lunar Module Plot of Apollo 12. The fourth human to set food on the moon.
Mission Commander of Skylab 3 our first space station. Spent 59 Days in orbit 270 miles above the earth.
Now an artist, creating paintings that record for future generations mankind first expirations of another world.
The painting reproduced to there right is titled “Conrad Gordon and Bean. The Fantasy.” Pete Conrad and I wished that Dick Gordon could join us on the lunar surface but he was orbiting some 60 miles above taking care of the command module - our only way home.
In this paining I have brought Dick the last 60 miles."
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Looks like Clan Chattan just found out about it...

Clan Chattan On The Moon
Vita Adair shared Find Her in the Highlandss post to the group: Thistle Diaries.
4 hrs · 
I find this an amazing story

Tartan on the moon

 

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Me at the Wichita reunion with Alan Bean.

Somewhere in my photos I have one of Alan Bean, the painting you see here, and myself at the gathering in Kansas City. If I remember correctly it was 1996. He’s a great man and wonderfully talented artist.

Wichita. I was there also.

Would be nice!

Taken at the Kennedy Space Center

Chris Robin

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2 months ago

Clan MacBean

The St. Andrew Society of Colorado is going to participate in the Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade. Anyone interested in joining them, get your kilt on!

Our Unit Name is: St. Andrew Society of Colorado
Our Unit Number is: 2-53
Our Staging Time is: 10:00am
Our Staging Location is: Lot B

Everyone forms up in Lot B of Coors Field. There is a parking garage on the lot, however it will close at 9am. There is ample parking in various lots nearby. The parade steps off at 9:30am. Based on our unit number, I suspect we will step off at 10:30. We will be forming up at our unit number, which will be easy to find.
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3 months ago

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IJR Red Presents
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Do we need to start forming a Clan team? After a few scotches, I can be really smooth....

My son curls here in Canada.

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

Time for a commerical break. We are having over a thousand people seeing posts on this page, but have less than five hundred members in the Clan and there are a lot of members that aren't on Facebook. We also have a number of Regional Commissioner positions that aren't filled. The attendance at our last few reunions has been negligible. I would like to personally invite you who aren't members to join the Clan Association and take part in the activities.

It can be very expensive to have items made in our Clan tartan since it is not one of the more common, but we were able, as a group, to get lap blankets made at a savings. Now there is a lot more MacBean Modern out there to show off at events. After being successful with the lap blanket project, we have another deal on sashes and fabric in process. We have a Clan Reunion coming up in the Fall with information on the Clan webpage and you can pay for it there also. The more you give by being a member and taking part, the more benefits you will see for being a member.
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3 months ago

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Lol 😄 😄 😄

Photo By : Derek Mather
#loveScotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
#1sttheworld 🌍🌍🌍
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Luckily I'm Irish and Scottish and Welsh (don't forget the bloody Welsh). 🙂

Well I happen to be both Scottish and Irish and Scandinavian ! Aye! I'm a MacBean.

AYE

Who is attending the Arizona Highland Games this weekend ???

Afraid not yer DNA says Celtic same as the Irish and I should know 24% Celtic and 14% Scandinavian pure minted Scottish and mix up lol

Luke Vickers and Trace Smith

Kyle this is why

Well today is St. David's Day so it pays to be Welsh!

Lol Sara Bean

I'm Irish scots,german

Charlie Edward

Scolin MacLean

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3 months ago

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If anyone wants to share a room at the reunion, let me know. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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When and where is it?

Looking forward to attending. It’ll be my first reunion.

The Clan MacBean webpage has all the info and the shop has the registration and pay page.

India McBean will be keen to!

4 months ago

Clan MacBean

This Bain served as a WASP during WWII and is an exhibit at the museum in Sweetwater TX. ... See MoreSee Less

This Bain served as a WASP during WWII and is an exhibit at the museum in Sweetwater TX.

4 months ago

Wondering if any Michigan McBains can identify the women in this picture. The back of the photo "H. McBain, Photographer, Armada, MI." I know that some of my ancestors moved to MI from Ontario and Manitoba. Would love to know who these family members are and I believe they are family as they were with many other family photos that came from a relative who lived in Shoal Lake, Manitoba. ... See MoreSee Less

Wondering if any Michigan McBains can identify the women in this picture.  The back of the photo H. McBain, Photographer, Armada, MI.  I know that some of my ancestors moved to MI from Ontario and Manitoba.  Would love to know who these family members are and I believe they are family as they were with many other family photos that came from a relative who lived in Shoal Lake, Manitoba.

4 months ago

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Vern Ela‎MacBean (McBain) clan of Scotland
2 hrs near Winter Park, FL ·
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We had two adorable young ladies to carry one Clan MacBean banner, and a senior at Notre Dame to carry the other. The lovely young ladies' father, and the Notre Dame student's aunt are prospective members of the clan. We also had a current Clan member and his daughter marching with us. A good weekend for the Clan in Central Florida.
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Vern Ela‎MacBean (McBain) clan of Scotland
2 hrs near Winter Park, FL  · 
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We had two adorable young ladies to carry one Clan MacBean banner, and a senior at Notre Dame to carry the other. The lovely young ladies father, and the Notre Dame students aunt are prospective members of the clan. We also had a current Clan member and his daughter marching with us. A good weekend for the Clan in Central Florida.

 

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Awe man I wish I had known this, y'all are so close to me

I only wish I could have been there.

Aww remember those day's Danica McBain Kylie Autumn McBain

Kemper Bane

4 months ago

Clan MacBean

An update from Alan at House of Tartan on the old lap blanket order and our current sash order.

"I think we have sold all of the MacElavin blankets now but do still have a few of the MacBean left.

We have sold around 20 MacBean sashes and have interest for around 12 MacElvain sash.

The fabric is currently in weave for MacElvain in the sash weight and the kilt weight."
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Alan Trivett <alan@house-of-tartan.co.uk>

Blanket and shipping should be less than $100 converted. Contact the e-mail posted.

How do we get one of the blankets they have left? I am regretting not ordering one.

How much for the bean blanket?

Support the Clan MacBain Memorial Park

You may not know but there is a Clan MacBain memorial park in Scotland on the slopes of Loch Ness. Up to this point the Chief has maintained these grounds but we want to enable all who wish to support this cause. Go to this page to see some pictures of the park and learn about what you can do to help out!

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