MLK Day of Service @ Locust Grove Nature Center
January 18, 2016
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a pioneer in his efforts to ensure environmental and social justice for all people. Friends of Cabin John Creek helped build on his legacy by participating in the 2016 Martin Luther King National Day of Service.
We helped coordinate the Day of Service at the Locust Grove Nature Center, one of the Montgomery County educational park facilities. If you haven’t already discovered the nature center, it’s a hidden gem on Democracy Boulevard, tucked in between Seven Locks Road and Montgomery Mall. Although the weather was frigid and blustery, we had some true stalwarts show up and help us with both indoor and outdoor projects. LGNC has a wonderful (heated) classroom where volunteers built a Bug Hotel/Bee House as shelter for our vulnerable pollinators, assembled a seedling starter rack and prepped seed trays, and helped with animal care. Outdoors, the local walking trails got a fresh layer of mulch and trash was removed from the creek banks.
FoCJC’s goal is to make Cabin John Creek and its watershed a healthy home for native plants and animals and an attractive destination for people who want to enjoy the county’s natural areas. We’d like to thank our volunteers for coming out on such a cold day to devote their time and energy to our cause! We’d also like to thank our event partners, Henry Coppola at Montgomery Parks and Marianne Starr and Nora Kelly at Locust Grove Nature Center.