MLK Day of Service Volunteer Opportunities

Seattle Parks and Recreation is celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of Service on Monday, January 18. Along with partnering organizations, we are hosting volunteer events on park lands across the city. Volunteer projects will include plant removal, trail renovation, planting, clean up, and much more!

Volunteer opportunities:

Burke-Gilman Trail (NE 50th St)

Date and Time: Monday, January 18, 2016. 8:30am to 12:30pm

Partner Organization: Green Seattle Partnership

Description: Jon us for a restoration work party at Burke-Gilman Trail. See website for important details on what to bring and where to meet.

More info: http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/8762/

 

Colman Park (1800 Lake Washington Blvd S)

Date and Time: Monday, January 18, 2016. 9am to 2pm

Partner Organization: United Way

Description: Come and join Seattle Parks and Recreation staff for a trail renovation at upper Colman Park. Volunteers needed to prune shrubs and trees from trail pathways, weed and prune planting bed, remove invasive plants and rake all debris from trails. We’ll edge the trail and apply gravel to surface to finish the project.

More info: Email paul.smith@seattle.gov

 

Amy Yee Tennis Center Orchard (2000 Martin Luther King Jr Way S)

Date and Time: Monday, January 18, 2016. 10am to 1pm

Partner Organization: City Fruit

Description: We’ll be cleaning up the orchard! Dig blackberry roots (the vines are short). Use weed wrenches to pull out tree-sized Scotch Broom. Help expert pruners by hauling and cutting apple tree branches. Enjoy this hidden gem of an orchard – over 50 fruit trees, including apple, pear, cherry, and quince. Lear about the historic past of this site.

More info: https://volunteer.truist.com/uwkc/user/events/projectaspx?listing_id=10915953635

 

Cheasty Greenspace (Beacon Ave S & Cheasty Blvd S)

Date and Time: Monday, January 18, 2016. 10am to 2pm

Partner Organization: Green Seattle Partnership

Description: Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we continue working in this 43 acre greenspace. See web link for important details on what to bring and where to meet.

More info: http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/8467/

 

Mount Baker Park (2521 Lake Park Dr S)

Date and Time: Monday, January 18, 2016. 10am to 2pm

Partner Organization: Green Seattle Partnership

Description: Join us for a restoration work party at Mount Baker Park. See website for important details on what to bring and where to meet.

More info: http://seattle.cedar.greencitypartnerships.org/event/8444/