MLK Day of Service: Find a trail cleanup near you!

Editor’s note: This blog is cross-posted with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA).

Join in a Day of Service for Martin Luther King Jr Day on the Capital Trails Network. The Capital Trails Network is a regional network of world-class current and planned trails connecting the region. With 456 miles of trails currently in the Network, there is certain to be something!

Our region is connected by its trails, rivers and roads. Your efforts at one trail spot will not only help that trail but the neighbors down the watershed by reducing trash flow or making the trails a more pleasant place to be. World-class means thoughtfully designed but also trash-free, well cared for, and free of invasive plants. Join a local organization for MLK Day of Service to make our region’s trails and the landscapes they connect better.

Click on the map to find your local trail!

Double-check with event organizers that cleanups are still on! Many events are cancelling due to weather forecast and or lack of government appropriations. We’ll try to keep this page as updated as possible.

District of Columbia

Pope Branch Park
With: Pope Branch Restoration Alliance and Anacostia Riverkeeper
Monday, January 21st
2900 M Place SE
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Register here

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
With: Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Saturday, January 19th
1550 Anacostia Ave NE
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Status: Cancelled due to government shutdown

Register here

Anacostia Park
With: Student Conservation Association
Monday, January 21st
1900 Anacostia Ave SE
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Status: Cancelled due to government shutdown

Register here

Metropolitan Branch Trail
With: WABA and Carlos Rosario School
Monday, January 21st
514 V St NE
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register here

Marvin Gaye Trail
With: Washington Parks & People
Monday, January 21st
601 Division Ave NE
10:00am – 2:00pm

Register by emailing: info@washingtonparks.net

Prince George’s County

Bladensburg Waterfront Park
With: Friends of Quincy Run, Washington Rowing School, Town of Bladensburg
Monday, January 21st
4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg MD
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Register here

City of Alexandria

Belle Haven Park
With: Friends of the Mt Vernon Trail
Monday, January 21st
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register here

Arlington County

Washington & Old Dominion
Milepoint 0 in Shirlington
With: Friends of the W&OD and Trail Patrol
Monday, January 21st
10:00am

For more information and to register, please email kmohle@nvrpa.org

Montgomery County

Sligo Creek Park
With: Montgomery Parks and Friends of Sligo Creek
Monday, January 21st
9:00am – 11:00am

Register here

Rock Creek Regional Park
With: Montgomery Parks
Monday, January 21st
9:00am – 11:00am

Register here

See you on the trails!

Know of a cleanup on a trail in the Capital Trails Network that we should add to this roundup? Email Ursula, Trail Ranger Coordinator at trailranger@waba.org.