Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service


Monday, January 21st, and all throughout this weekend, Green Cities is helping to celebrate the 20th annual MLK National Day of Service. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., we are hosting restoration events throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab some friends and make Monday a day on, not a day off! Click on your city to sign up or learn more about MLK Day restoration events all weekend long near you!

Green Seattle

Green Redmond

Green Tacoma

Green Kirkland

Green Kent

Interested in other volunteer opportunities on MLK Day? This year is United Way of King County’s 4th Annual MLK Day of Service. Check out United Way’s website for more ideas!


What are you doing for MLK Day?

Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service has become an annual call to action to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King by volunteering in our communities. Healthy urban natural areas are vital to the environmental, social, and economic health of a city. Join the Green Cities Network in Seattle, Tacoma, Redmond, Kirkland, and Kent to ensure that urban natural areas stay healthy for generations to come.

In the words of Dr. King, “Anyone can be great, because anyone can serve.”

Answer the call! Register for a work party near you.

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“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrate the life of a great service leader by volunteering in your local park or natural area. The Corporation for National and Community Service has dubbed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, “a day on, not a day off” in honor of Dr. King’s vision of the “beloved community.” Here are some events coming up Monday, January 18th:

Burke-Gilman Trail Planting (northeast Seattle)

Cheasty Greenspace invasive removal with EarthCorps (southeast Seattle)

Cotton Hill Park invasive removal (Kirkland)

West Hill Skate Park Cleanup (Kent)

Also look for other events scheduled for the weekend of January 17/18 in Seattle.