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Contact: Matthew Hall, (912) 414-8389
SAVANNAH –This Sunday, June 19, 2016 Fort Pulaski National Monument will reach the halfway point of the 2016 centennial celebration of the National Park Service with the next installment of the Centennial Series: Bark in the Park.
Bark in the Park will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will consist of a ranger led dog walk at Fort Pulaski National Monument. The program is open to two legged and four legged visitors alike and will last approximately one hour. The walk and interpretive talk will explore natural and cultural resources of Cockspur Island by visiting Battery Hambright, the historic north wharf, the historic dike system, and the corner of Fort Pulaski that was damaged as a result of the 1862 battle over the fort during the American Civil War.
If you plan on attending, please park in the main parking lot and gather in front of the Visitor Center where the walks will begin. Dogs are allowed everywhere in the park on a 6 foot leash, except inside of the Visitor Center. Dogs must remain on a 6 foot leash at all times while inside the park for the safety of your pet and the safety of the park's resources.
This is the perfect opportunity to practice the principles of Leave No Trace. Everything you bring into the park should be taken back out with you. Please pick up after your pet. Pet waste can spread disease and invasive/nonnative plant species. We ask that you discard waste appropriately in trash cans which are located at the Visitor Center, fort, picnic area, and the parking lot. Please recycle applicable items as well. Fresh water can be located in the visitor center, outside the visitor center restrooms, inside the fort, and at the picnic area. Remember to bring water containers, insect repellant, sunscreen, and some comfortable walking shoes. We're going to have a wonderful walk and enjoy everything that Cockspur Island has to offer.
For more information on this or other Centennial Series programs, call (912) 786-5787 or visit us online at www.nps.gov/fopu . You can also follow the park on Instagram at www.instagram.com/FortPulaskiNPS, Twitter at www.twitter.com/FortPulaskiNPS or like the official Fort Pulaski National Monument Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FortPulaskiNPS. Fort Pulaski National Monument is located on U.S. Highway 80, 15 miles east of Savannah. An entrance fee of $7 per person is charged;ages 15 and under are free.