Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Service on the Richmond Greenway 1.19.09

 The 2nd Annual MLK Day of Service on the Richmond Greenway is only 8 days away. This year, coming together as a community to honor Dr. King’s legacy and vision, and to work together to improve our own community seems even more appropriate than ever.
Here are the details:
When: 9:00 to 1:00
Where: 6th Street and the Richmond Greenway (between Chanslor and Ohio) right next to Lincoln Elementary School. Click here for map.

Why: To honor the legacy of Dr. King by coming together and working to improve our community.
What: There will be 8-10 work teams creating planting beds, planting shrubs, trees, and berry bushes, weeding, moving wood chips and compost, picking up garbage, painting garden signs,  etc. Although we have lots of work lined up, there is a good chance we will get hundreds of volunteers, so expect a day that is equal parts service and social.
What Else: Speeches by East Bay Regional Park Board Member Whitney Dotson and others, DJ Goodbeer, West County Grown Organic Soups, the first 300 volunteers will get a free t-shirt and all participants can pot-up and take home a strawberry.
How About For the Kids? Face-painting, worms, seed balls, reading corner and Junior Ranger Patches
What Can You Bring? Friends, family, and neighbors, work gloves and a trowel if you have them. (We’ll have a bunch, but there could be hundreds of volunteers).
RSVP:  Please email if you plan to attend with your name, city, organization (if any) and phone number.
What About Groups? We are reserving many spots for Richmond residents and organizations, so please email or call Park Guthrie at (510) 691-5051 if you have a large group you wish to bring.
Early Risers: We could still use more help setting up and directing traffic. If you are willing to show up at 7:00, please email
Click here for an 2009 MLK Flyer in Word Document-Spanish and English