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New Germany State Park Needs Volunteers for Earth Day Clean-Up

Grantsville, Md. (April 9, 2012) ─ New Germany State Park staff is seeking volunteers for Earth Day Work Day to help clean and remove invasive plants, clear drainage ditches, improve campsites and pick up trash from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. 

“Earth Day Work Day is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while helping keep our local park clean and beautiful,” said New Germany State Park Ranger Crystal McCann. “It’s also a great chance for students to earn service learning hours for school.” 

Participants will meet at the New Germany Recreation Hall where they will split into teams and receive their assignments. Tools will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves. The work day will conclude with a free pizza lunch for all volunteers, courtesy of the Friends of New Germany. 

Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register by calling the Ranger Station at 301-895-5453.

A team of family and friends take a break from last year's  Earth Day Work Day at New Germany State Park to pose for a photo.


   April 9, 2012

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

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