2022 MLK Day of Service
The Nature Reserve hosted another fun and successful MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 17. Over 30 volunteers came out to a freshly showered Nature Reserve Headquarters to honor Dr. King’s work, by making it a “day on, not a day off.” Nature Reserve Headquarters is not just where our office is located but it is also where Kindergarten and first grade students come on their field trips. It is where we host our Spring and Summer Day Camps, Knee-high Naturalist programs, and community events.
The volunteers who came out on MLK Day of Service maintained and repaired trails and teaching areas by removing thistles and stinging nettle. They also added a new element to the natural playscape by moving stumps from a recently down oak tree to an area where kids can practice jumping from stump to stump. In addition to improving our teaching stations and trails, volunteers also helped maintain the grounds and keep the site wildfire ready. Many volunteers cleared brush and trimmed trees.
No matter what job a volunteer had, everybody contributed to filling a 40-yard walk-in green waste dumpster. We ended the day with a group photo and a chance to meet Rosy the rosy boa snake.