The wetu, the Wompanoag word for house, at the Wampanoag Homesite in Plimoth Plantation are covered with poplar bark. As time passes, the elements begin to rot the bark, causing a need for replacement.
On Sept. 27, bark from two of the wetu were removed. The salvageable bark was used to make repairs at the long house or nush wetu.
The bark that wasn't used for repairs was burned. The Wampanoag Homesite has six to seven fires burning throughout the day.
The volunteers that helped remove and clean up at the Wampanoag Homesite were in Plymouth as part of a two-day effort organized by Tourism Cares, a Canton-based nonprofit that brings tourism industry professionals together to preserve travel destinations.
Read more about the Tourism Cares work in Plymouth here.