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Join us for a Day of Service - January 17, 2013

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" 

                                                            - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
 

Join Portland Parks and Recreation (PP&R) this weekend for the MLK Day of Service. Hundreds of thousands of Americans come together yearly (and throughout the year!) to serve their neighborhoods and communities. On this day, which is part of President Obama's United We Serve initiative, Americans from all walks are life are called to collaborate to develop solutions for the nation's most pertinent challenges.
 

In partnership with Hands On Greater Portland, PP&R invites you to help plant native trees and shrubs at the Mitchell Creek Natural Area this Saturday. In an effort to improve the fish habitat in Mitchell Creek, the area has been dubbed a high-priority restoration site. Community volunteers have been incredibly helpful with removing invasive Himalayan blackberry plants; now it's time to re-plant!

 

Please wear long pants and long sleeves, sturdy walking shoes, and bring a water bottle. Volunteers will be provided with tools, gloves, water, and granola bars.

 

Saturday, January 19

9 am to 12 pm

Mitchell Creek Natural Area

Meet at: SE 156th & Clatsop

 

Volunteers are asked to register before participating. For more information, contact Stewardship Coordinator Susan Hawes at: susan.hawes@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-5937.

 

Find other opportunities to volunteer this weekend - and year-round - at www.handsonportland.org.