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Catoctin Mountain Park and the Catoctin Forest Alliance Invite Volunteers to Join in a Day of Service May 10, 2014

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Date: April 15, 2014

Catoctin Mountain Park News Release

 

April 15, 2014
For Immediate Release
Debra Mills
News Release

Catoctin Mountain Park and the Catoctin Forest Alliance Invite Volunteers to Join in a Day of Service May 10

The Catoctin Forest Alliance, a volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of the Catoctin Mountain forest and a primary partner to Catoctin Mountain Park, has announced a "Day of Service" at Catoctin Mountain Park at Camp Greentop on May 10th. The event will be held from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm. Volunteers will be given the opportunity to participate in trail maintenance, invasive species removal, cabin staining, and general park maintenance projects under the direction of National Park Service personnel and Catoctin Forest Alliance members. Youth from age 12 and up as well as adults interested in the preservation and maintenance of the park are invited to join in this great opportunity to earn service hours or to simply give back to their community. Scout and other service organizations are encouraged to participate as groups.

The event will be start at 9:00 a.m. and end with pizza provided by the Catoctin Forest Alliance at

3:00 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged to participate in the entire event but can work a shorter time period if desired. Participants should dress appropriately for the assigned task and bring water, snacks and lunch. Advance registration is appreciated. Please contact Jim Sundergill at jimsundergill@comcast.net. or at 301-898-7549 for further details, to learn more about projects and to sign up for the one you prefer.


Catoctin Mountain Park is one of over 400 units administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Correspondence should be addressed to: Superintendent, Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. Our website address is www.nps.gov/cato.The Visitor Center is open from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily. Emergency calls should be directed to the National Capital Region Communications Center at 1-866-677-6677.

Did You Know?

Pileated Woodpecker on a tree in the Catoctin forest.

Pileated Woodpeckers are the 2nd largest woodpecker in North America. Male has a red ‘moustache’ and the female has a black 'moustache'. Lifespan in the wild can be 8-12 years. The pileated is the only member of the woodpecker family that drills an oval-shaped hole.