America Recycles Day 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?
The present Cockspur Lighthouse dates from 1856. The lighthouse survived the Civil War despite being in direct line of fire during the battle for Fort Pulaski in 1862. Finally extingushed in 1909, the lighthouse was relit in 2007. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia