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National Day of Service Events

Presidential Inaugural Committee National Day of Service Fair please check it out to RSVP.

Year round Volunteer opportunities can be found throughout the National Park Service. Get Involved.

National Park Service Day of Service Volunteer Events

Catoctin Mountain Park
Event Title: Braestrup Property outbuilding removal
When: January 19, 2013
Time: 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Where: Braestrup Property
Contact Number: 301.663.9388
Contact Person: Debbie Mills
Meeting Location: Park Visitor Center
Description: Catoctin Mountain Park would like to join the Inaugural Day of Service on Saturday, January 19 with the following project at the Braestrup property:The Braestrup property was a working farm until its recent addition to Catoctin Mountain Park. Modern sheds and outbuildings are being removed as part of a plan recreating the 1930 cultural landscape.

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Event Title: Invasive Plant Removal
When: January 19, 2013
Where: Capital Crescent Trail
Contact Number: This project is at capacity and registration is closed

Everglades National Park
Event Title: Group Event: National Day of Service
When: January 19, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center parking lot.
Meeting Location:
Contact Number: (305) 242-7040
Contact Person: John Souva
Location: Homestead, FL 33034
Description: Help Give Everglades a New Look for the New Year! HOMESTEAD, Florida: On Saturday, January 19, 2013, Everglades National Park will host a public volunteer event in the housing and maintenance areas in the Royal Palm District of the Park in recognition of the National Day of Service. The Day of Service is the nationwide celebration of the presidents inauguration as well as a commemoration of Martin Luther King's vision of community service.

Great Falls Park
Event Title: Trash Pickup along the River
When: January 19, 2013
Time: 8:30 am 12:00 noon
Where: Lower Parking Lot
Contact Number: 703.285.2965
Contact Person: Ahmad Toure
Meeting Location: Lower Parking Lot (right through main gate)
Description: On the of Saturday Great Falls Park will be hosting a Trash Pickup on the River Trail in honor of MLK National Day of Service. We are looking for 10-15 volunteers to come out and help clean up Great Falls most popular and scenic trail! Please wear weather appropriate clothing, comfortable walking/hiking shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. The park will provide gloves, water, and trash pickers.

Greenbelt Park
Event Title: Invasive Plant Removal
When: January 19, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Where: Sweetgum Picnic Area
Contact Number: 301.344.3944
Contact Person: Park Staff
Description: Please help Greenbelt Park remove invasive plants.This is an easy, safe way to get involved and help the local environment. Participants should bring gloves, tick repellant, and water. Student Service hours can be earned with this volunteer project.

Monocacy National Battlefield
Event Title: Commemoration of Emancipation Proclamation
When: January 19, 2013
Time: Please arrive before 2:00 p.m.
Where: Monocacy National Battlefield
Meeting Location: Visitor Center 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD
Contact Number: 301-662-3515
Contact Person: Brett Spaulding
Description: Monocacy National Battlefield will be having a special event on January 19th, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and also to honor Martin Luther King Jr., by reading the Proclamation and also Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech. Volunteers are being sought to participate in reading aloud these important and historic documents, and to also participate in a post-reading discussion on their importance, relevance and meaning in today's society, and relevance and meaning to each individual.

National Capital Parks East
Event Title: Removal of Vegetation
When: January 19, 2013
Time: 9:00 am- 1:00pm
Where: Corner of MLK and Malcolm X Ave, SE, Washington, DC

National Capital Parks East
Event Title:Invasive Plant Removal and Sanitation
When:January 19, 2013
Time:9::00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m.
Where:1
stand South Capitol Street, SW
Washington, DC20010
ContactPerson:Madelyn Yates
Contact Number:202-528-3377

National Capital Parks East
Event Title:Invasive Plant Removal and beautification of Park
When:January 19, 2013
Time:9::00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Anacostia Park
1900 Anacostia Drive
Washington, DC20020
ContactPerson:Madelyn Yates
Contact Number:202-528-3377

National Capital Parks East
Event Title:Invasive Plant Removal
When:January 19, 2013
Time:11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where:Greenbelt Park,Sweetgum Picnic Area
6565 Greenbelt Road20770
Greenbelt, Maryland
Contact Number:301-344-3944
Description:This is an easy, safe way to get involved and help the local environment.Participants should bring gloves, tick repellent, and water.Service hours can be earned with his volunteer project.

National Mall and Memorial Parks
Event Title: Sprucing up Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Planters
When: January 19, 2013
Time 8:30 am- 12:00 noon
Where: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Contact Number: This project is at capacity and registration is closed

Presidents Park
Event Title: Beautification for Inauguration
When: January 19, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Sherman Plaza, South side of the White House and Ellipse at 15th and E Street NW
Meeting Location: Ellipse Visitors Pavilion by the White House temporary visitor center on the Ellipse
Sign up number: 202.208.1631 x 219 ask for Monamma AL-Ghuiyy
Contact Number on the Day of the event: 240.882.2164
Contact Person on the Day of the event: Dewey Robinson
Description: Presidents Park is looking for that special volunteer that likes interacting with people from all over the United States; a volunteer that would like to meet their fellow Americans; a volunteer who would like to preserve and maintain the cultural landscape features of the Ellipse, Sherman and Lafayette Parks all part of the Presidents backyard. Learn about the history of the green spaces surrounding the grounds of the White House. Take an active role in managing your national park by reducing the threat of non-native invasive plants and restoring the biological and cultural integrity to Park Service lands. Plan to get dirty while cleaning or assessing the condition of structures; weeding monument gardens; or gathering trash. Get involved and meet new people. Individuals and groups welcome. Presidents Park is also looking for groups to adopt flower beds at monuments within the park. The closest metro stations are Metro Center (Red Line) and Federal Triangle (Orange and Blue Line).

Rock Creek Park
Event Title: Day of Service Vegetation Removal
When: January 19, 2013
Time: 9:00am 12:00 noon
Where: On the Park Trail
Contact Number: 202.895.6070
Contact Person:
Meeting Location: Park Trail where exercise course begins
Description: Join Rock Creek Conservancy and the National Park Service celebrate MLK day of service by removing English Ivy from the trees in Rock Creek Park. This event will take place all along Rock Creek Parkway in Washington, DC. Volunteers will cut ivy from tree trunks using hand tools. Tools, gloves, and training on how to identify and cut English ivy will be provided. If you have hand clippers or loppers, feel free to bring them. Ages 16 & up.

 

Did You Know?

President George Washington

The first Inauguration of George Washington took place in what was then the capital of the country, New York City, on April 30, 1789. Many of today's Inaugural traditions trace their origin to the precedents that Washington established.