January 8, 2015
Contact: Dana M. Dierkes
The National Park Service invites the public to participate in a day of volunteer service and education at Sequoia National Park on Monday, January 19, 2015, on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. This event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Foothills Visitor Center at 47050 Generals Highway, Three Rivers, CA 93271. Participants may volunteer as part of a native plant garden restoration project and/or help conduct plant surveys. Other activities include ranger-led hikes, investigation stations, a photo booth, a button-making station, and more! Info: 559-565-4212.
The event honors Dr. King's legacy and is an opportunity for the public to renew their own personal vows of community through service to others, while joining hundreds of thousands of Americans in volunteer service across the country. This year's event is also part of the 2015 year-long commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Sequoia National Park and the 75th anniversary of Kings Canyon National Park.
The Corporation for National and Community Service leads the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service by working with the King Center in Atlanta and thousands of nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, schools, and businesses nationwide. For further information about the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, including activities across the country, visit www.MLKDay.gov.