On Saturday, April 10, 2010, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will be one of many Civil War sites across the country to host a volunteer workday as part of the Civil War Preservation Trust’s Annual Park Day.

With the goal of helping to clean and restore America’s priceless battlefields, the Civil War Preservation Trust teams with Civil War sites like Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in this nationwide Park Day effort. Underwritten with a grant from the History Channel, Park Day is presented in partnership with Take Pride in America, a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

The Park will offer volunteer opportunities at two sites as part of Park Day. At the Chickamauga Battlefield, volunteers can choose to participate in one of three projects — cultural landscape restoration of the historic Brotherton Farm, cleanup of two family cemeteries, or rehabilitating the U.S. Highway 27 Picnic Area. At the Lookout Mountain Picnic Area on Sanders Road, volunteers will assist park staff with cleanup and re-building of facilities.

Restoration for Chickamauga Battlefield projects begins at Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 8:30 a.m. Work will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 12 noon.

Restoration for the project on Lookout Mountain begins at the Picnic Area on Sanders Road at 8:30 a.m. Work will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 12 noon.

In exchange for their hard work, volunteers will receive at t-shirt and the opportunity to participate in one of two special tours which begin at 1:30 p.m. Tours will start at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center and the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center.

To register or for more information about Park Day at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, please contact Patrice Glass at 423-752-5213 ext. 137 or email patrice_glass@nps.gov.