Martin Luther King Day of Service in Oakland

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service brought people together throughout the county to honor the legacy of Dr. King by serving.

Dr. King once said, "Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve." True to this theme, dozens of people came together for Urban Releaf's clean-up at the Lake Merritt Garden Center in Oakland.

"Volunteers joined their team leaders and began working on a number of projects throughout The Gardens at Lake Merritt which included weeding, pruning, installing a french drain, planting trees, cleaning paths, laying new decomposed granite pathways in the Lakeside Palmetum, and cleaning the nature center and bird sanctuary. according to The Garden Geek.

There was also a clean-up hosted by Mayor Jean Quan in East Oakland, the annual Martin Luther King Shoreline Clean Up with the East Bay Regional Parks District, and a number of other events throughout Oakland and the East Bay.

Photo: The Garden Geek

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