Each year, on the third Monday of January, schools, federal offices, post office and banks across America close to celebrate the life and the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a time for the nation to remember his fight for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples. A time to remember the message of change through nonviolence.
Take some time to visit a National Park (admission is free on MLK Day and 3 other days of 2018), or join others in volunteering in our community on Monday, January 15, 2018, who serve on MLK Day and throughout the year.
8:45 am – Noon Ivy Pull at Blandford Canyon
Event will take place on uneven ground and task may not be suitable for all ages. Wear pants, closed toed shoes, and dress for the weather. We will provide gloves but you can bring your own. We encourage you to bring a water bottle or travel mug for beverages. The nearest address is 809 MacArthur Blvd. Meet at the corner of MacArthur Blvd and N Blandford Rd. Sign up at thewatershedalliance.org
9:00 am – 1:00 pm StreamTeam Potting Event
The potting events are held at Clark Public Utilities’ native plant nursery in Orchards. Advance registration is required and all tools and training are provided.
9:00 am to Noon Pacific Crest Gardens
Join us for a day of service at our Pacific Park Community Demo Gardens! We’ll have tools and supplies and warm drinks available. Join us in weeding and other various tasks to maintain the gardens. Pacific Park Community Gardens, NE 18th St and NE 172nd Ave, Vancouver , WA. [email protected] 360-397-2121 ext. 4352
9:00 am to Noon Lacamas Park
Volunteers will remove non-native scotch broom and English Ivy and pick up litter throughout the park. 406 NE 35th Ave, Camas, WA 98607. To learn more or to RSVP click here.
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Raymond E Shaffer Park
Bring your family to Raymond E. Shaffer Park (7806 NE 58th St) and volunteer to spruce up our newest park. Be ready to dig and spread bark chips, pull weeds, remove invasive plant species and pick up litter. Wear your long pants and closed toed shoes. Tools and snacks provided. All volunteers under 18 must bring a signed minor consent form. We will have extra forms on site for guardians to sign. RSVP HERE.
9:30 am – Noon Water Resource Center
Observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a family-friendly service project at the Water Resources Education Center. Help with cleaning the beach and removing non-native plants. This is always a family-friendly event, but we ask that children be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All ages and abilities welcome! 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661. 360-487-7111
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Columbia Springs
Join us for a special holiday version of our Stewardship Saturday. Come help us with projects to help keep our site safe and beautiful for the families who visit and the wild animals who live at Columbia Springs. More information at www.columbiasprings.org/volunteer. Columbia Springs 12208 SE Evergreen Hwy, Vancouver, WA 98683