On Saturday, April 2, 118 Civil War sites across the country will welcome volunteers who want to help with cleaning up and fixing up battlefields, forts, cemeteries, plantations, state parks, prison sites and historic mills.
Now in its15th year, Park Day is sponsored by the Civil War Trust with financial assistance from History, formerly known as the History Channel. The jobs offered depend on the site but would most likely include picking up trash, cutting back brush, trimming trees, improving walkways, replacing signs, painting fences and repairing roads.
Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia are asking for help during this annual, one-day event. Virginia has the largest number of sites with 21, followed by Kentucky and Georgia each with 13.