Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Ft. Pulaski

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – Fort Pulaski is inviting the public to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Sept. 25.

National Public Lands Day started 16 years ago, and has grown from 700 volunteers and three federal agencies to today's 120,000 volunteers, 1,800 locations and eight federal agencies, according to a news release.

The event starts at 7 a.m. at the Fort Pulaski picnic area, where participants will breakfast, break into groups and head off to work by 8 a.m. Please bring your own safety gear (i.e. safety glasses, gloves, etc.). Some of the hands-on duties include: trimming and mulching trails along with trail and marsh cleanup.

The event will conclude with lunch, T-shirts and celebration in the picnic area by 11:30 a.m.

For more information go to www.nps.gov/fopu or give us a call and ask for Rowena Howells at 912.786.5787.

The entrance fee to Fort Pulaski National Monument of $3 per person; ages 15 and younger are free.

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