Volunteer With AWS on Monday for MLK National Day of Service!

On January 17, 2011 we will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the holiday recognizing one of America's greatest heroes -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

What is MLK Day of Service?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"

Every year, Americans across the country come together to give an answer to that question by serving their neighbors and communities.

The MLK Day of Service is a part of "United We Serve," the President's national call to service initiative.  It calls for Americans to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.  The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community.

The Anacostia Watershed Society will be tackling cleaning up our most precious resource -- our environment.

It's Not Too Late to Get Involved!

On Monday, January 17th from 9:00am - 1:00pm AWS is co-hosting a cleanup event to make a difference in our community.  Please join us in our efforts!

5th Annual Pope Branch Park Cleanup Event
in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service

January 17, 2011
9:00am to 1:00pm
(on site registration begins at 8:30am)

We will gather as a community to remove trash and invasive plant species from along the creek.

Meet us here: http://tinyurl.com/48a8dps
We will have a shuttle service courtesy of the Earth Conservation Corps meeting volunteers at the Potomac Metro stop (Orange & Blue lines) from 8:30 am to 9:30 am to Pope Branch. (Volunteers will be shuttled back at the end of the event. )

You can use http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/tripplanner/tripplanner_form_solo.cfm for Metro information.  The A31, U2, V7, V8 & V9 buses stop at Minnesota Avenue & Lyndale Place one block from Pope Branch Park.

If arriving by car you can use http://www.mapquest.com/ to plan your route.

Have additional questions? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at info@anacostiaws.org

Come out and help us make a difference and celebrate the true meaning of this important holiday.



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