September 10, 2011
Contact: Chris Mekow
On Saturday, September 24, 2011, Shiloh Battlefield will once again participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD), which is the largest one-day volunteer event for our nation's public lands.
Shiloh is recruiting volunteers to work from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and assist rangers in repainting and restoring several cannon carriages and original Civil War iron guns on the battlefield.
All volunteers that participate in NPLD events to help conserve America's cultural and natural resources will receive a coupon that waives entrance fees at any participating public lands site. Shiloh volunteers will also receive a commemorative "Shiloh Battlefield Service Award" patch and certificate for their participation. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will receive a special certificate for their
National Public Lands Day attracts around 117,000 volunteers at more than 2000 sites in all 50 states and District of Columbia with a wide array of activities. It is estimated that the volunteers' one-day efforts will equal more than $15 million in improvements to our country's public lands. Public Lands Day is also a fee free day in all National Parks.
Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to register in advance by calling the Shiloh Visitor Center at 731-689-5696 or by sending an email to Ranger Chris Mekow at email@example.com. Volunteers should provide their own gloves and wear clothing appropriate for the work. Rain or severe weather will cancel the event.