2010 National Public Lands Day
It’s More Than Just a Fort.
Since National Public Lands Day debuted sixteen years ago, it has steadily grown from 700 volunteers and three federal agencies to today’s 120,000 volunteers, 1,800 locations and 8 federal agencies. This annual event aims to educate Americans about critical environmental and natural resources issues and the need for shared stewardship of these valued, irreplaceable lands; builds partnerships between the public sector and local community based upon mutual interests in the enhancement and restoration of America’s public lands; improves public lands for outdoor recreation, with volunteers assisting land managers in hands-on work.
On Saturday, September 25th, you could participate in National Public Lands Day at Savannah’s very own Fort Pulaski National Monument. Located off Highway 80 East just before you reach Tybee Island, we will be meeting at the Fort Pulaski picnic area at 7 a.m. to eat breakfast, break into groups and head-off to work by 8 a.m. Please bring any safety gear (i.e. safety glasses, gloves, etc.) that you already possess. Some of the hands-on tasks include trimming and mulching trails along with trail and marsh clean-up. We will conclude with lunch, t-shirts and celebration back at the picnic area by 11:30 a.m.
So please feel free to take a little time out of one of your Saturdays to lend a helping hand and educate our youth so that future generations may continue to enjoy all of these wonderful resources that America has to offer. Although we would love for you to call us ahead of time so that we may get a head-count, it is not required.
For more information you can access our website at www.nps.gov/fopu or give us a call and ask for Rowena Howells at (912) 786-5787.
Fort Pulaski National Monument is on U.S. Hwy 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. An entrance fee of $3 per person is charged; ages 15 and under are free.
Did You Know?
By 1860 Fort Pulaski's armament was still not completed and it was not yet garrisoned. As it turned out, before United States troops could occupy the fort, they had to conquer it. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia