Get Out and Give Back in the Valley this MLK Day

Credit: Beth Crane

The upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (Jan. 20) marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service meant to celebrate the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

According to the United Way of King County, more than 3,100 volunteers participated on this day in 2019, completing 127 different projects. Make a positive impact on your community by attending one of these events taking place in the Snoqualmie Valley on January 20!


Courtesy of Carnation Farms
Help the Ducks at Carnation Farms

9AM – 1PM
28901 NE Carnation Farm Road, Carnation, WA

The Muscovy ducks at Carnation Farms need your help! Their pens are surrounded by blackberry brambles and forest land where typical predators lurk. Clearing away the blackberries reduces these predators’ access, thus keeping the ducks safe and content. At this volunteer event, you will employ weed whacking and other means of mechanically removing blackberry brambles.  As a certified organic site, no pesticides will be involved or allowed. This event is family friendly.

Register here by Jan. 15


Volunteer at Greenridge Forest

9AM – 12PM
Greenridge Ct SE, Snoqualmie, WA

Spend a day outside getting your hands dirty while doing some good for the environment! Join neighbors and community members in removing invasive blackberry in order to protect the ecological health of the Geenridge forest. This event is family friendly.

Register here by Jan. 20


Unable to volunteer on MLK Day? The United Way of King County website lists many other ongoing volunteer opportunities in the Valley with groups such as the Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie Valley YMCA, Encompass Early Learning Center, and others. You’re sure to find something that fits your schedule and interests, and you’ll feel great about the impact you’re making in the process!

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