Volunteers needed on the Greenway for MLK Day of Service

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Volunteers needed on the Greenway for MLK Day of Service
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By Kathy Chouteau

Urban Tilth welcomes the community to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by improving the Richmond Greenway Trail Mon., Jan. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 16th Annual MLK Jr. National Day of Service.

Projects that day will include making many improvements along the Richmond Greenway Trail and a memorial for Martin Luther King, Jr. Refreshments for volunteers will be served and local speakers, a DJ and kids activities will be on hand. 

A whole host of partners are involved in the event, including: Groundwork Richmond; Rich City Rides; Moving Forward; Hope Worldwide; The Watershed Project; Contra Costa Resource Conservation District; Building Blocks for Kids Richmond; Cal Cameron Institute; Friends of the Richmond Greenway; and Pogo Park. 

Volunteer time will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and projects will take place along the Richmond Greenway between 2nd St. and 22nd street. Volunteers should go to the project location listed on the sign up link. From 12-1 p.m., there will be time set aside for a Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

To sign up for a volunteer activity, click here and scroll down the page. For more info, contact Arleide Santos of Urban Tilth at [email protected].