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'Days to Serve' offer ops for Va. volunteers

Monday - 9/16/2013, 3:11am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation has volunteer opportunities in four natural preserves and all 36 state parks for an annual appeal to volunteers that begins this week.

Called "Days to Serve," the initiative will be held from Wednesday through Sept. 28. It brings together residents, members of the faith and nonprofit communities and food banks to participate in service projects in their communities.

State parks will hold special programs, shoreline, trail and park cleanups and provide visitors opportunities to enjoy the outdoors while volunteering.

Volunteers at Westmoreland State Park in Montross, for instance, can participate in a cleanup hike and receive a complimentary keychain.

A complete list of events in Virginia State Parks can be found on the Virginia State Parks calendar page at

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