Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by joining the National Park Service and partners for collaborative service activities and a volunteer fair.
On Monday, January 16, warm up and learn about more ways to get involved at our volunteer fair in the Rock Creek Park Nature Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (5200 Glover Rd NW, Washington, DC 20015). If you are interested in participating in a small number of indoor projects at the Nature Center, e-mail us
Join our partners all weekend for service activities throughout the park, including removing invasive plants and cleaning up trash.
Rock Creek Conservancy Events
To register, go to:
Saturday, January 14
Broad Branch: 10 a.m. to noon, trash and invasive removal (kid-friendly)
Piney Branch: 10 a.m. to noon, trash cleanup (kid-friendly)
Monday, January 16
Peirce Mill: 10 a.m. to noon, trash cleanup (kid-friendly)
Soapstone Valley: 10 a.m. to noon, trash cleanup (kid-friendly)
Glover Archbold: 2 to 4 p.m., English Ivy removal (kids are welcome, but they will not be able to use tools)
Dumbarton Oaks Conservancy Events
To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, January 16
Lover’s Lane 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., invasive plant removal (3060 R Street NW)
Washington Parks & People
Meridian Hill Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., park clean up (kid-friendly, 2400 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20009. Meet at the Joan d’Arc equestrian statue at the overlook inside the park).
In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off." The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative.