Since 2009, The Watershed Project has been leading MLK events in the Richmond area. Here are a few images from our earliest MLK Day events.
The above photos are of MLK volunteers working at the Dotson Family Marsh. Volunteers and TWP staff work together to eliminate the ice plant to get the site clean and ready for the survey and planning of a large restoration project. Ice plant removal is a great team activity and volunteers enjoy the quick transformation. Over the years, TWP volunteers removed all problematic patches of ice plant from Point Pinole and Dotson Marsh, filling over 12 dumpsters and mobilizing over 500 volunteers for 5 consecutive MLK events (2009-2014).
The last picture shows MLK volunteers working along the future bioswale at 6-8th street and the Richmond Greenway (2009). Many plants were planted by volunteers to limit flooding and increase rainfall infiltration and biodiversity at the site. Today this site is a well established bioswale. TWP continues to work along the Richmond Greenway and has been an active participant and site leader during the MLK celebrations in partnership with FORG since 2008.