Superintendent Charles E. Fenwick declared Saturday, Sept. 27, National Public Lands Day. Sponsors include Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Combined Federal Campaign for Coastal Georgia, Savannah Tree Foundation, United Way of the Coastal Empire, Hands on Savannah and Hands on Georgia, U.S. Coast Guard, Chatham County, Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse and Savannah Pilots. National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance public lands across America.
"This year is the 75th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps," Fenwick said. "In the spirit of the CCCs, volunteers from all walks of life will be helping their country by working on several important projects on National Public Lands Day."
On Saturday, volunteers at Fort Pulaski will be painting the bridge that spans the south channel of the Savannah River, spreading mulch on the new extension of the McQueens-Tybee Island hiker-biker trail and planting trees at the new extension of the hiker-biker trail.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Fort Pulaski picnic area. Free breakfast will be served during registration. Work projects will last from 8-11:30 a.m., followed by a free lunch. Volunteers should be prepared to work outdoors. Sturdy shoes, comfortable clothing, gloves, insect repellant and a hat are recommended.