• The Battle Scarred Walls of Fort Pulaski

    Fort Pulaski

    National Monument Georgia

Marsh and Waterway Clean-up at Fort Pulaski

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Date: April 9, 2013
Contact: Laura Rich Acosta, (912) 786-5787 Extension 105

Savannah, GA - On April 13, 2013 in honor of Earth Day, a clean-up of the marshes and waterways of Fort Pulaski National Monument is scheduled. This event is in collaboration with Clean Coast, a Savannah-based 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer organization that works to combat marine debris by holding beach and marsh clean-ups on the Georgia Coast. The event will be a traditional land based clean-up event. However, those interested in participating with kayaks or small boats are welcome. 

Individuals should report to the parking lot at the Lazaretto Creek boat ramp on US Highway 80 at 8:30 AM on Saturday, April 13. Individuals can register at www.cleancoast.org by clicking on the 'Trip Registration' link and then inputting their information, specifying the "Fort Pulaski" event. Registrants will receive a confirmation email from Clean Coast. The clean-up event will conclude by 12:00 noon.

 

WHAT:    Marsh and Waterway Clean-up of Fort Pulaski
WHEN:    Saturday, April 13, 2013, beginning at 8:30 AM
WHERE: Meet at the Lazaretto Creek boat ramp.
                 US Highway 80 East, Savannah, GA

Volunteers should be prepared to work outdoors. Sturdy closed-toed, closed-heeled shoes, comfortable clothing, sun block, sunglasses, and wide-brimmed hats are recommended.
 
Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. For more information, please visit the website of Fort Pulaski National Monument at www.nps.gov/fopu or call (912) 786-5787. You can also follow the park on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FortPulaskiNPS or like the official Fort Pulaski National Monument Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FortPulaskiNPS

-NPS-

Did You Know?

Cockspur Lighthouse

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