Pella Chronicle


January 12, 2013

Neal Smith NWR Celebrates Anniversary of King Holiday with Service Project

Pella — Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge is planning a community service project on Monday, January 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy. Volunteers are needed to help prepare prairie seeds for planting. All activities will occur indoors. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to serve and no experience is necessary.  Instruction will be provided for everyone. Please sign up in advance by contacting Michelle Garcia at or 515-994-3400; walk-ins are also welcome.  

Attendees will join hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country in making the holiday a day on, not a day off.  The Corporation for National and Community Service leads the annual MLK Day of Service, working with the King Center in Atlanta and thousands of nonprofit groups, faith-based organizations, and schools and businesses nationwide. Martin Luther King devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice, and opportunity for all, and illustrated that everyone has a role to play in making America what it ought to be.  By serving on this holiday and throughout the year, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solutions.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to providing access to this program for all participants.  Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services, close captioning, or other accommodation needs to Michelle Garcia at or 515-944-3400, TTY 800-877-8339 with your request by close of business on January 16, 2013.


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