Volunteers remvoing invasive plants and painting
Volunteers on MLK Day of Service 2023

Credit: Rock Creek Conservancy

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

We are proud to report that more than 500 volunteers across 15 events over the weekend collectively volunteered over 1000 hours in Rock Creek Park. These efforts led to many areas of the park getting a restorative start for the new year. Volunteer events were held at the Carter Barron Ampitheatre, Normanstone, Reservation 630, Dumbarton Oaks Park, Trail 9, Battery Kemble, Fort Reno, Fort Slocum, and multiple picnic groves.

The events focused on removing non-native invasive plants and freeing trees, litter cleanups, and graffiti removal. Thank you to our park partners, Rock Creek Conservancy, Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy, all of our Weed Warrior Leaders, park staff, and all the volunteers that came out and made our annual MLK Day of Service at Rock Creek Park a resounding success!


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Rock Creek Park Volunteers

To get involved in future volunteer events and learn more about our partners, click on the links below. Volunteers must follow all safety guidelines during volunteer work.

Visit here if interested in volunteering with Rock Creek Conservancy.

Visit here if you are interested in trail work with Potomac Appalachian Trail Club.

Visit here if you are interested in volunteering in Dumbarton Oaks Park with Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy.

Visit here if you are interested in volunteering at Peirce Mill with the Friends of Peirce Mill.

Visit here if you are interested in volunteering in Meridian Hill Park with Washington Parks & People.

For other volunteer opportunities elsewhere in Rock Creek Park, email us or call 202-895-6016.

To learn more about all park partners, visit here.

For more information about the Rock Creek Park Volunteer Program, contact the Rock Creek Park Volunteer Coordinator.

Last updated: March 2, 2023

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