National Seashore to Host Park Day Event at West Ship Island

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Date: March 16, 2018
Contact: Brent Everitt, 850-934-2612

Ocean Spring, Miss. – Gulf Islands National Seashore will host a Park Day volunteer event on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Park Day, the Civil War Trust’s annual volunteer hands-on preservation event attracts thousands from across the country to aid in the maintenance and restoration of historic sites. Gulf Islands National Seashore will host their event at Fort Massachusetts on West Ship Island.

History buffs, community leaders, and preservationists interested in participating in Gulf Islands’ Park Day should contact Park Guide Chris Bramblett by phone at 228-230-4111 or by e-mail at Christopher_bramblett@nps.gov. Work opportunities will include installing interpretive signs, painting, trash removal, and trail maintenance.  Attendees will also have the opportunities to tour of historic Fort Massachusetts with a ranger.

The Civil War Trust is a national nonprofit land preservation organization devoted to the protection of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. It saves the battlefields of the Civil War, the Revolutionary War and War of 1812, and educates the public about their importance in forging the nation we are today. To date, the Trust has preserved over 48,000 acres of battlefield land in 24 states. Learn more at Civilwar.org.

For a complete list of participating Park Day Sites, visit Civilwar.org/parkday. Volunteers can participate in Park Day online using #ParkDay2018
 
About Gulf Islands National Seashore: Created in 1971, the national seashore stretches 160 miles along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida and Mississippi, and includes barrier islands, maritime forests, historic forts, bayous, and marine habitat. Visit us at www.nps.gov/guis, on Facebook www.facebook.com/GulfIslandsNPS, Twitter www.twitter.com/GulfIslands_NPS.

About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 413 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice and Twitter www.twitter.com/natlparkservice.

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Last updated: March 16, 2018

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