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News Release Date: August 31, 2015

Contact: Jo Sanders, 717-338-4403

Help reveal a battle era stone wall that was used as a breastwork during the Battle of Gettysburg! 
Gettysburg National Military Park Volunteer Event set for National Public Lands Day on September 26.

The National Park Service is inviting volunteers to celebrate National Public Lands Day on September 26 by volunteering to cut and remove vegetation along a historic stone wall on the Henry Spangler Farm at Gettysburg National Military Park. The project will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and registration is required. 

The park will provide hand tools and water. Volunteers should bring a bagged lunch, sunscreen, and bug spray and should wear long pants, close toed shoes, and gloves. The brush cutting project will help reveal a battle era stone wall that was used as a breastwork during the Battle of Gettysburg. 

Those interested in volunteering for the day should register by September 18 to Jo Sanders and include their name, address, phone number, email address, and an emergency contact name and phone number. Additionally, they should include any medical conditions that the park staff would need to be aware of. Email Jo Sanders here. For questions call: 717 338-4403. 

Participants will meet at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center Bus Parking Lot to complete registration and to board the bus. The bus will be leaving the lot at 8 a.m. and returning everyone back to the parking lot by 2 p.m. This project is limited to 50 volunteers. 

More than 175,000 volunteers will paint, plant, mulch and clean thousands of acres of public lands across the U.S. on Saturday, September 26, as part of the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the United States, National Public Lands Day. Volunteers will serve at more than 2,200 sites –at least one in every state, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Further information on the Gettysburg event can be found at:  

Last updated: September 1, 2015

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