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April 2, 2016

Point Lookout State park SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR PARK DAY

WHAT:   Park Day Volunteer Event at Fort Lincoln, Point Lookout State Park

WHEN:   April 2, 2016 beginning at 10:00am until 2:00pm

WHERE:  Meet at Fort Lincoln Point Lookout State Park

Fort Lincoln - Point Lookout State Park | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

On Saturday, April 2, 2016, history buffs, community leaders and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust at more than 125 sites in 29 states to answer the call to service on Park Day.  Celebrating its twentieth year, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their dedication to serving their communities at historic sites nationwide.

Point Lookout State Park and the Friends of Point Lookout will host a Park Day event beginning at 9:00am.  Needs range from general cleanup to maintenance of historic, restored Fort Lincoln.  Refreshments will be provided free of charge thanks to the Friends of Point Lookout, Inc.  A local historian may also be available to describe the park’s significance.  For more information about Park Day at Point Lookout State Park, please contact Bob Crickenberger at 301-872-5688 or Meg Martin of The Civil War Trust at 202-367-1861 x7231.

The Civil War Trust is the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed battlegrounds.  Although primarily focused on the protection of Civil War battlefields, through its Campaign 1776 initiative, the Trust also seeks to save battlefields connected to the revolutionary War and the War of 1812.  To date, the Trust has preserved close to 43,000 acres of battlefield land in 23 states.  For a complete list of participating Park Day sites, visit Civilwar.org/parkday.

 

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