Parks’ Picks

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” Give back to your community for MLK Day of Service. These are our Parks’ Parks for volunteer programs honoring the holiday from January 15 to 22.

Park and Stream Cleanups

Help keep our parks green and clean by picking up litter during a park and stream cleanup. There are  cleanups throughout our parks. Families and individuals can participate. Parents, let your teens know that all cleanups are approved for Student Service Learning (SSL) hours. Please register.

Adult stands outdoors with a litter grabber which is grasping a glass bottle. An orange trash bag sits on the ground next to the person.

Plogging Challenge

Don’t have time to join one of our cleanups? Then, consider doing our Plogging Challenge, a partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and One Green Montgomery! You can pick up trash in our parks and on our trails during your own time January 15 to 22. Then, keep track of your litter collection with an app on your phone. Register to take the challenge.

Adult stands outdoors holding a rubber shoe in one hand and a paper cup and trash bag in the other hand.

Weed Warrior Workday

Volunteer for a Weed Warrior workday to pull, cut, and remove nonnative and invasive plants from our parks. All seven workdays are approved for SSL hours. Volunteers fourteen and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must register.

Adult uses large scissor-like tool to cut nonnative and invasive weed.

All volunteers must be fully vaccinated and must submit a Montgomery Parks COVID waiver.

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Last Updated: January 13, 2022