Civil War battlefields to get cleanup on Park Day

OUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Civil War battlefields stretching across Kentucky will be polished and shined next month as volunteers in 24 states help clean and restore more than 100 historic sites.

The 17th annual Park Day is April 6, and nine Kentucky Civil War sites will have volunteers helping out with the cleanup. To find out how to volunteer, visit .

Activities could range from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and planting trees. T-shirts will be given to volunteers, who will also have an opportunity to hear about the site's significance from a local historian.

The Civil War Trust battlefield preservation group in Washington arranges the event.

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