Montgomery Parks Celebrates MLK Jr. Day of Service
January 16-18, 2016
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016 in Montgomery Parks:
Montgomery Parks is very excited to once again take part in the MLK Jr. Day of Service. In 2016 MLK Jr. Day was on Monday January 18 and there were volunteer service events throughout Montgomery Parks all weekend long. Hundreds of volunteers joined us in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of service by cleaning up our parks and streams and removing non-native invasive plants! Thanks to everyone who made the weekend a success we hope that you'll be able to join us next year!
There is a photo album from the park & stream cleanups on the Montgomery Parks Facebook page.
More About Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
From the MLK Jr. Day of Service Website -
In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off." The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."
To find out more about volunteer opportunities in Montgomery Parks please visit parksvolunteers.org
Last update: January 21, 2016