Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”
The MLK Day of Service provides many opportunities to answer the question. At least two volunteer events are in our neighborhood. Rock Creek Conservancy is organizing trash and invasive species cleanups at Peirce Mill and the western portion of Melvin C Hazen Park (west of Connecticut Avenue).
The Peirce Mill trash cleanup is from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, January 21. Find information and the link to register here.
The Melvin Hazen invasive species removal is from 1 to 3 p.m. that afternoon. Registration is also required for this event.
Volunteer events aren’t allowed in Rock Creek Park during the government shutdown. If the shutdown is still ongoing at that time, Rock Creek Conservancy will move its events to nearby neighborhood sites.
And it reminds us that there’s nothing stopping individual visitors from picking up trash on our own. That goes for MLK Day – and every day!