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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Habitat Enhancement and Fundraiser

January 15 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Canceled due to weather!

Dr. Martin Luther King Junior dedicated his life to advancing civil rights and fighting racism and oppression. To honor his legacy, we will be fundraising for BIPOC led organizations working for racial justice and leading a habitat enhancement event at Powell Butte. 

We know that groups and individuals often look for service opportunities on Dr. MLK Jr. day, and our organization has long held an event on this day of service. If you would like to participate, we encourage everyone to volunteer AND DONATE to a BIPOC led group working for racial justice. We recognize that people have different abilities to donate. Large or small, your donation will help these organizations to address the most prevalent challenges in their community and continue the legacy of Dr King.

Not sure who to support? Here are just a few local groups and partners we suggest that focus specifically on racial justice through a lens of intersectional environmentalism:

The Blueprint Foundation

African Youth and Community Organization

Soul River Inc

Love Is King

When: Monday January 15th, 2024 10am-12pm

Where: Powell Butte Natural Area

What: Planting and litter pick-up 

How to prepare: This event will happen rain or shine, so dress for weather: rain coat, warm layers, sun hat, and sunscreen as necessary. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a filled water bottle and a snack.

We will provide: Gloves, all necessary tools and instruction. We can also provide bus fare to and from the event. Please contact monica@jcwc.org to arrange bus fare. We will provide hot drinks and snacks!!

Health and Safety: We will follow current Oregon Health Authority guidelines. Masks are not required, but encouraged in indoor spaces where social distancing is not possible. Stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of any contagious illness or have had recent contact with someone exhibiting symptoms of any illness.

Children are welcome at this event if accompanied by an attentive adult. 

Accessibility: This event may require standing for long periods, walking over uneven ground, going up or down steep slopes, bending, and lifting heavy objects.

Getting there: 

Directions will be emailed to you after registration 

A huge thank you to Portland Parks and Recreation for helping to organize this event and to our generous funders that make the volunteer program possible. Thank you to the Mintkeski Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Portland General Electric, City of Gresham, Clackamas Water Environment Services, and City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services.

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