The 16th annual Park Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 31, 2012.
Volunteers from throughout Maryland are needed to team up with the Civil War Trust to help clean and restore several Civil War sites in the state. "We're looking for people who don't mind getting dirty to help us with projects for this 16th annual event," said Brett Spaulding, park ranger, Monocacy National Battlefield.
This is a nationwide effort that includes more than 100 historic sites in 25 states. "We're looking for somebody, at least 10 years of age or older. This year will be doing an area of beautification around the historic Thomas House."
Activities may range from raking leaves and hauling trash, to painting signs and planting trees. "In exchange for their hard work, volunteers will receive t-shirts and have an opportunity to hear a local historian describe the significance of the site," continued Spaulding.
Park Day is Saturday, March 31, 2012.
Maryland sites participating in Park Day 2012 are:
Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg
For Washington Park, Fort Washington
Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick
Point Lookout State Park, Scotland
South Mountain State Battlefield, Middletown
To date, the Trust has preserved more than 32,000 acres of battlefield land in 20 states. Please visit www.civilwar.org for more information.