Monday, January 10, 2011

Calendar: MLK Day of Service (Jan 17)

More and more people are observing Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday as a day of service. Our calendar for next Monday is full of opportunities to volunteer outside, removing invasive plants or otherwise sprucing up local parks. Links are to the announcements for each event.

A big armload of English Ivy from a previous ACE cleanup.
Photo credit: cliff1066™
Pope Branch Park - a wide variety of organizations will join together to clean up this tributary of the Anacostia. Meet at M Place and Fairlawn Avenue SE at 9:00 am (on-site registration begins at 8:30 am); the event goes until 1:00.
Rock Creek Park - Friends of Rock Creek's Environment will be working to remove English ivy from trees in Rock Creek Park.  Meet near the  Kalmia Street Bridge at intersection of East Beach and Portal Rds NW at 9:00 am; the event goes until noon.

Lake Needwood - The lake has been partially drained for maintenance, so volunteers will be pulling trash out of areas that are usually submerged. Meet in the parking lot at 6700 Needwood Road at 10:00 am; event goes until 1:00.
Turkey Branch - Friends of Rock Creek's Environment will be doing a cleanup along this tributary of Rock Creek. Meet on the Matthew Henson hiker-biker trail where it passes under Connecticut Ave. (between Aspen Hill and Randolph Rd) at 9:00 am; the event goes until noon.
Woodend Sanctuary - Join the Audubon Naturalist Society and others as they work to remove invasive plants and mulch trails. Meet at 8940 Jones Mill Road at 9:30 am. Event goes until 11:30. Advance registration is requested.

Four Mile Run - Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment will be cleaning up Columbia Pike and Four Mile Run.  Meet at Arlington Mill Community Center, 4975 Columbia Pike, at 10:00 am; the event goes until noon. Advance registration is requested.

As always, check our full calendar for more activities next weekend!