Make a Difference in Your Community on the 15th Annual MLK Day of Service
Throughout the year, the Athens-Clarke County community has gotten together to make a positive impact, whether through small group events, such as decaling storm drains, or through large community service projects, such as Rivers Alive. ACC Stormwater is excited to kick-off 2017 with that same community spirit. Did you resolve to help others or give back to your local community in 2017? If so, consider volunteering for the Athens MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 16th. There are many different service opportunities (some indoor, some outdoor, some requiring more physical exertion than others, some messy and some not, and some family/child appropriate). ACC Stormwater is partnering with ACC Leisure Services to lead a Habitat Restoration project at Trail Creek Park. You can view a full list of projects and sign-up to volunteer here.
The MLK Day of Service Kickoff celebration will be held at the Lay Park Community Center (267 Hoyt Street) at 8:30am, with the first 500 registered volunteers getting free t-shirts and breakfast. This year's featured speaker is Life the Griot, a local spoken word artist. Volunteers will then disperse to work sites around 9:30am and work until 1:00pm.
For more information about #AthensMLKDay, please visit the MLK Day website or official Facebook page.