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Spruce up battlefield on Park Day in April

March 30, 2007

SHARPSBURG - On Saturday, April 7, volunteers will team up with the Civil War Preservation Trust to clean and restore America's historic battlefields, cemeteries and shrines.

Antietam National Battlefield is participating in this year's Park Day activities from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 7. A special interpretive program will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to clean up trails and stream banks, clear vegetation and assist with other restoration projects. Any needed equipment will be provided; however participants are asked to dress for the weather, bring a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes or boots. Leather work gloves are strongly recommended. The rain date is Saturday, April 14.

For information, call Debbie Cohen at 301-432-2243, ext. 13.

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