Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the Parks

January 20th, 2009

Monday was a busy day in the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. It’s a good thing we chose a service event that didn’t require registration, since many of the projects that did were full by early morning and registration closed. Our site also had far more volunteers than had been expected, but more was better. The organizers made extra trips for tools and water (non-potable water for the plants we were planting, not for us to drink).

It turns out Mori Point is a spectacular site that needs a lot of restoration. Replanting a hillside doesn’t sound like a big job, but planting 20,000 plants with only handtools turns out to be significant. We planted 1200 or 1300 yesterday, adding another batch of flags (each flag noting where a plant has been planted) to the hillside:

We even received a certificate of service, aimed mostly for kids I think.

Certificate of Public Service

3 comments for “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the Parks”

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    Funtomas said on January 21st, 2009 at 3:32 am:

    That’s great. I really like what’s happening in the states. Sounds like hippies are back.

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    Jan said on January 21st, 2009 at 7:32 am:

    Wow thats a really great project you’ve done. I hope all the plant will be growing well so that we can find them there in many years.

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    mitchell said on January 21st, 2009 at 1:12 pm:


    I like what we’re seeing now too. It doesn’t feel like the hippie era though. (I’ve spent most of my life in California and I’ve known many hippies.) More focused, perhaps.

    And Jan, it felt like a privilege actually. The point is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and has only recently become public land.

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