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January 15, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Martin Luther King Jr Day of Caring

Monday, January 15, 2024

Help us honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by enhancing our community green spaces on Monday, January 15th! Spend 3 hours from 9 AM - Noon building community and improving habitat at one of our local restoration sites. Volunteer efforts will help support wildlife, pollinators, and water quality by removing invasive vegetation and caring for native plants.

What will volunteers be doing at the event?

While the exact tasks at hand vary, our projects focus on improving the open spaces, forests, and parks in our local cities. Healthy ecosystems and thriving forests are vital to our community because they absorb and naturally filter rain water, produce clean oxygen, provide living spaces for wildlife, and create a place for people to connect with the outdoors.

In order to create healthy forests and riparian zones, the work can include:

  • Planting healthy trees and shrubs
  • Removing invasive species of plants
    • Reed Canary Grass
    • Himalayan Blackberry
    • English Ivy
    • Etc.
  • Caring for existing and previous plantings

Sites include:

  • Deadman's Pond, Puyallup
  • Silver Creek, Puyallup 
  • Whittier Park, Fircrest

For your safety and comfort please bring:

  • Clothing that can get dirty
  • Long pants and sleeves
  • Sturdy shoes (closed toed shoes required, no sandals or flats)
  • Rain gear and warm layers (the event will happen rain or shine)
  • Full water bottle!

Youth Policy

Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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