- Associated Press - Monday, March 21, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Civil War Trust is recruiting volunteers for its annual spring cleaning at battlefields and historic sites.

This year’s National Park Day is scheduled for April 2 at 125 historic sites in 29 states. Last year, nearly 8,000 volunteers stepped up to paint, bag trash, rake and build trails.

For their labors, volunteers receive Park Day T-shirts and have the opportunity to hear from local historians.

Besides Civil War battlefields, the trust has expanded the spring clean-up to more Revolutionary War and War of 1812 sites.

Volunteers are being sought for Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland, Petersburg National Battlefield in Virginia and Droop Mountain Battlefield in West Virginia, among 100-plus more sites.

To volunteer or find a battlefield in your state, go to: https://www.civilwar.org/aboutus/events/park-day/

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