Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy: 2024 Day of Service

Jamilee Hoffman
Jan 19, 2024

MLK Day 2024 (6)

by Malcolm Bundy, Philadelphia Community Organizer

Every year, community members celebrate the legacy of Dr. King by giving back to their community for the MLK Day of Service. This year, on Martin Luther King Day, 35 volunteers gathered at Tacony Creek Park’s gateway at East Bingham Street & East Ashdale Street to remove trash, litter, and discarded furniture from Tacony Creek Park. 

Volunteers took to the trail to begin cleaning up the park. Some volunteers focused on the Bingham Street gateway, removing trash from the street, trees, and picnic area. Other volunteers spread out to remove trash along the trail leading towards Roosevelt Boulevard and the trail underneath. The group removed over 20 bags of trash, two mattresses, several tires, and more!

After the cleanup, volunteers moved indoors to New Life Church, where TTF staff provided background on TTF. Afterward, volunteers went around the room and introduced themselves, sharing what drove them to volunteer and help improve our watershed. Through a fun game of Watershed Jeopardy, people learned new environmental terms, such as riparian buffer, and more about TTF and ways they can get involved. View photos from the cleanup here.

Thank you to New Life Church for hosting us and our volunteers after the cleanup. Thank you to our volunteers, who came out to help improve our watershed. Tacony Creek Park remains a beautiful green space for the community because of dedicated volunteers.

Check out our calendar for future weekly and monthly cleanups here

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