Volunteer events aren’t allowed in Rock Creek Park during the government shutdown. The MLK Day cleanups at National Park Service sites are now meeting in nearby neighborhoods to pick up trash that otherwise would be washed or blown into the Rock Creek watershed. The links below have been updated with the new information.
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 three volunteer events are in our neighborhood, organized by Rock Creek Conservancy.
The Peirce Mill trash cleanup is from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, January 21. It has been moved due to the government shutdown. Find information and the link to register here.
A Beach Drive cleanup has been moved to Broad Branch Stream. It is being held from 10 a.m. to noon as well. Click here for the location and to register.
The Melvin Hazen cleanup is now a neighborhood trash cleanup instead of invasive species removal. It will be from 1 to 3 p.m. that afternoon. Registration is also required for this event.
And Rock Creek Conservancy reminds us that there’s nothing stopping individual visitors from picking up trash on our own. That goes for MLK Day – and every day!