- Associated Press - Monday, March 10, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Civil War Trust is seeking volunteers from across Virginia to help clean and restore 16 battlefield sites in the state.

The spring cleaning is part of Park Day, a nationwide effort on April 5 that includes approximately 100 sites in 26 states. Besides general maintenance, volunteers will paint signs, plant trees and rake leaves.

In Virginia, volunteers are sought at Appomattox Court House, Brandy Station, Cedar Mountain, Cold Harbor, Petersburg National Park and the Wilderness, among others. In exchange for their labors, volunteers will receive T-shirts and hear from local historians.

Last year, nearly 8,000 volunteers donated their time at 105 U.S. historic sites.

Virginia volunteers are encouraged to check in a local Civil War sites to learn about the day and joining in.

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