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Contact: Alyssa Holland, 434-352-8987
September 8, 2018 Contact: Alyssa HollandRelease Date: Immediate Phone No: 434-352-8987 x234
Appomattox Court House NHP Celebrates National Public Lands Day
Appomattox, VA- Join the staff of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park for a day of service to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 29, 2018. National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands with more than 175,000 volunteers and park partners participating in projects at more than 2,100 public land sites in all 50 states. National Public Lands Day keeps the promise of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the “tree army” created in 1933 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to preserve and protect America’s natural heritage.
This year’s projects will be building and painting a large section of picket fence within the historic village. Participants should arrive at the park by 8:45 a.m. and plan on staying until 3:00 p.m. Water will be provided, but participants should bring their own lunch. The project provides an excellent opportunity to bring Civil War and National Park Service enthusiasts together in an effort to keep the park looking great for not only today’s generation, but also for future generations.
For further information about the event, please contact Alyssa Holland, Volunteer Coordinator at 434-352-8987 x234 or .
About Appomattox Court House National Historical Park: On April 9, 1865, the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia in the McLean House in the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia signaled the end of the nation's largest war. The stories of Appomattox Court House go far beyond the final significant battles of this nation's Civil War. Learn more at .
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