Patch offers some history about MLK, opportunities for service and Anne Arundel County's schedule for Jan. 21. Tell us what this holiday means to you and how you will celebrate?
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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Here's a photo gallery from Monday's cleanup effort involving members of the South River Foundation.
In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed a piece of legislation transforming Martin Luther King Jr. Day into a day of citizen action and volunteering. To honor King and his relentless pursuit of justice and serving others, the South River Federation (SRF) proudly worked Monday to clean up the headwaters of Broad Creek along Harry S. Truman Parkway in Annapolis. “Twenty volunteers came together on a chilly but beautiful winter day,” said SRF volunteer coordinator Jennifer Carr. “Volunteers spent two hours picking up whatever trash they could find along the length of the parkway from Riva Road to South Haven Road.” More than 30 full bags of trash were collected along with recyclables. The volunteers even found four tires and a baby stroller, …
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Spend part of your Monday giving back to the local waterways.
The South River Federation is inviting the south county community to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by giving back to the watershed. On Monday from 10 a.m. to noon, the South River Federation plans to clean up trash along Truman Parkway in a preventative effort to maintain cleanliness at Broad Creek and the South River. Gloves and safety vests will be provided, according to volunteer coordinator Jennifer Carr. She recommended that people wear closed-toed shoes and appropriate clothing. The cleaning effort is a great way for students to get additional community service hours, but all are welcome. Carr asked that those planning to attend RSVP her at Jennifer@southriverfederation.net.