• The Battle Scarred Walls of Fort Pulaski

    Fort Pulaski

    National Monument Georgia

America Recycles Day 2011

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Date: November 1, 2011
Contact: Laura Rich Acosta, (912) 786-5787

Fort Pulaski Hosts "America Recycles Day"

Savannah, GA - Fort Pulaski National Monument will participate in this year's celebration of America Recycles Day. Since 1997, America Recycles Day has served as the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling in the United States.

Fort Pulaski National Monument will host a public recycling event from 9:00 AM to 12 noon on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. Everyone is invited to bring your newspapers for recycling to Fort Pulaski's entrance station (drop off of materials will be held outside of the fee area). All donations will benefit the Humane Society of Greater Savannah.

Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. Call Laura Rich Acosta at (912) 786-5787 for details, or visit the park's official website at www.nps.gov/fopu.

About America Recycles Day

America Recycles DaySM is a national program of Keep America Beautiful, and is the only nationally recognized day and community-driven awareness event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. Since its inception in 1997, communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day on November 15 to educate, promote environmental citizenship, and encourage action. Learn more at AmericaRecyclesDay.org.

About Keep America Beautiful, Inc.

Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, is the nation's largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. With a network of over 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations, Keep America Beautiful forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community's environment. To learn more, visit kab.org.

Thank you for joining Fort Pulaski National Monument and Keep America Beautiful in making recycling a natural thing to do.

Did You Know?

Caretaker's house atop Fort Pulaski

In the late 19th century caretakers of the fort lived in a two-story wooden frame house atop Fort Pulaski's massive walls. Caretakers later planted the two large pecan trees and fig tree seen inside the fort. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia