Park Day 2017

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Date: March 1, 2017
Contact: Joel Cadoff, (912) 786-8182 X 1103

Fort Pulaski National Monument Seeks Volunteers for Park Day


SAVANNAH, GA- On Saturday, April 1, 2017, history buffs, community leaders, and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust at more than 130 sites in 30 states to answer the call to service on Park Day. Celebrating over 20 successful years, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their dedication to serving their communities at historic sites nationwide.

Fort Pulaski National Monument will host a Park Day event beginning at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed for one of two service projects that will aid the park in preserving Fort Pulaski’s cultural landscape after the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew. The first project will help the Cockspur Island Lighthouse Trail by removing storm debris left over from the hurricane. The second project will assist with the removal of invasive plants and vegetation from the fort structure.

Both service projects will run from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Due to narrow access on the Lighthouse Trail and within the fort, we must limit volunteers to no more than 20 for the Lighthouse Trail and 40 for vegetation removal from the fort. Preregistration is required. Please bring work gloves, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Water and light refreshments will be offered to all registered volunteers courtesy of our cooperating association Eastern National.

In addition to the service projects, the park will offer volunteers and visitors a chance to experience special Park Day cannon firings at noon and 2 pm.  We hope to see you there!

For more information about Park Day at Fort Pulaski National Monument and to register, please contact Joel Cadoff by phone at 912-786-8182 ext. 1103 or by e-mail at joel_cadoff@nps.gov.

For a complete list of participating Park Day Sites, visit Civilwar.org/parkday. Volunteers can participate in Park Day online using #ParkDay2017.

For information regarding Fort Pulaski trail closures, tour schedules, and ranger program descriptions, please 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.

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