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McCollum Park - MLK Day of Service …01/14/2023
MLK day of service is officially on Monday but we're going to get an early start! We'll be pulling English ivy which is a colonizing weed that can compete with other native plants and take over forests. We'll also check on the new plants we planted at the Healthy Forest Day!
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is the only federally-recognized Day of Service, and was declared in 1994 as "a day on, not a day off". On this day, we remember Dr. King’s legacy of service, and reflect on his and our actions for social progress. Dr. King not only championed civil rights, but he also inspired the environmental justice movement through his concern for the urban environment.
Everyone deserves access to healthy greenspaces. This is why the work that we do at McCollum, and across our local parks is important. We are not just building healthy forests, but also healthy communities and striving towards environmental justice and equity. So when you join us this Saturday, keep in mind how you are caring for your community and keeping alive Dr. King’s legacy of service!
Open to the public
All ages OK
18 out of 20 participants registered.
What to Bring
Be prepared to work rain or shine! Dress in layers and wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Closed-toed shoes, long sleeves, and pants are recommended. Bring a [reusable] water bottle and a snack. We will be providing tools as well as gloves. If you have your own work gloves, feel free to bring them.
Where to Meet
McCollum Park. We will meet near the pool where the A-frame structure is. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early to find a parking spot and sign in.
Where to Park
McCollum Park. Park by the pool parking lot at the northwest end of the park (near the Park & Ride). Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early to find a parking spot and sign in