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Posted on: January 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Green Bay Unites in Service on MLK Day 2023

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On Monday, January 16th 2023, city residents will step up to serve as volunteers on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday. Volunteers and Green Bay Conservation Corps crew members will be joining hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country in this National Day of Service. The Green Bay Conservation Corps (GBCC) will be hosting the volunteer event along Green Bay’s West Side Trail (The Sergeant Benjamin Edinger Corridor West Side Trail). This event will be held from 10 am to 2 pm on the 16th and will involve removing invasive species along the trail to restore the natural beauty and health of the trail. Media can meet at the Sergeant Benjamin Edinger Trail sign off Shawano Avenue at 10am.

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service is a defining moment each year when Americans across the country volunteer to make local communities more equitable and take action to create the Beloved Community of Dr. King’s dream. Observed each year on the third Monday in January, MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. 

Any citizen who wishes to participate in this year’s project can find details on the Green Bay Conservation Corps’ Facebook page. Volunteers can park in the Redeemer Lutheran Church parking lot and meet along the trail near Hudson Road.

The Green Bay Conservation Corps is an AmeriCorps program through the City of Green Bay serving on all City parks and greenways. If any citizens are interested in joining the GBCC, applications for the seasonal positions are open. Citizens can learn more about the Corps at greenbaywi.gov/GBCC or check out the Green Bay Conservation Corps Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok page for updates @GB_ConservationCorps.  

CONTACT: Maria Otto, Conservation Corps Coordinator
(920) 448-3386 / maria.otto@greenbaywi.gov

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