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MLK Day of Service at McCollum Park
January 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join the Snohomish County Healthy Forest Project for MLK day of Service.
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!
All are welcome to join and no experience is necessary, so bring along your family and friends! All ages are welcome! Tools will be provided!
Where: McCollum Park
When: January 14, 2023 10am – 12pm
Where to meet: 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: Park by the pool parking lot at the northwest end of the park (near the Park & Ride)
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.
If you are a volunteer under 18 and attending the event without a parent or guardian, please print and bring this waiver signed by a parent or guardian.