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MLK Weekend of Service

MLK Weekend of Service with Rock Creek Conservancy

We're gearing up for the 2017 MLK Weekend of Service, and we need you to help us save trees and clean streams in the Rock Creek watershed! Join us for events throughout Washington, DC and Montgomery County, MD on Saturday, Jan. 14 and Monday, Jan. 16. See what we accomplished together in 2016!

Volunteer activities include:

  • Cutting invasive English Ivy from trees to protect Rock Creek's tree canopy
  • Cutting invasive vines such as berry and Oriental bittersweet so natives can thrive
  • Cleaning up trash that has accumulated in and around Rock Creek and its tributaries

Use the map below to find a volunteer event near you, or keep scrolling for a complete list.

 

Saturday, Jan. 14

CANCELED - Broad Branch: 10 a.m. to noon, trash and invasive removal (kid friendly)

CANCELED - Piney Branch: 10 a.m. to noon, trash cleanup (kid friendly)

Monday, Jan. 16

FULL - Peirce Mill: 10 a.m. to noon, trash cleanup (kid friendly)

Beret Park (Silver Spring, MD): 1 to 3 p.m., trash cleanup (kid friendly)

Meadowbrook Park (Chevy Chase, MD): 10 a.m. to noon, trash cleanup (kid friendly)

Turkey Branch (Aspen Hill, MD): 10 a.m. to noon, trash cleanup (kid friendly)

FULL - Soapstone Valley: 10 a.m. to noon, trash cleanup (kid friendly)

Glover Archbold: 2 to 4 p.m., English Ivy removal (kids are welcome, but they will not be able to use tools)

Soapstone West/Wilson Aquatic Center: 2 to 4 p.m., invasive removal (private event)

Piney Branch: 9 to 11 a.m., invasive removal (private event)

Pinehurst Branch: 9 to 11 a.m., invasive removal (private event)

Tregaron Conservancy: 10 a.m. to noon, invasive removal (private event)

Our partners for these events are the National Park ServiceMontgomery Parks, and Blue Planet Scuba.

Interested in getting a group involved? Email John Maleri at jmaleri@rockcreekconservancy.org.