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Fort Jackson Park
, United States, Buras
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT FORT JACKSON
Fort Jackson Park and Civil War Preservation Trust sponsor annual “Park Day” event.
Buras, Louisiana– On Saturday, March 27, 2004, volunteers from around the country will team up with the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) to help clean and restore America’s historic battlefields, cemeteries and shrines.
Park Day, now in its eighth year, is an annual hands-on preservation event created by CWPT to assist local groups with the maintenance of Civil War sites. Participants gather at the sites to help with activities that range from trash pick-up to trail building. In exchange for their hard work, volunteers receive t-shirts and have an opportunity to hear a local historian discuss the significance of the site.
Fort Jackson is one of the sites that will benefit from Park Day-related activities. Volunteers are needed to clean out fort structures and paint. For more information about Park Day at Fort Jackson, please contact Lee Hughart, at (985) 657-7083 or email@example.com.
WHAT: National “Park Day” annual historic preservation event
WHEN: Saturday, March 27, 2003, beginning at 9 am
WHERE: Fort Jackson Park, Highway 23 South, Buras, LA
With 48,000 members, CWPT is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States. Its goal is to preserve our nation’s endangered Civil War sites and to promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds through education and heritage tourism. CWPT’s website is located at www.civilwar.org.