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.