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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nature Walk • Jackson County

Monday, Jan 16th, 2017 @ 1-4pm
1800 Swope Parkway • Kansas City, MO • Map

Heartland Conservation Alliance is leading a nature walk on Monday, Jan. 16, to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from 1-4 p.m. Led by a community naturalist, the walk will begin with remarks and a prayer from a local pastor at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Square Park and conclude with refreshments from MO State Parks at Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center. Kansas City residents will be joined by hundreds of thousands across the country celebrating MLK Day.

Local residents are invited to participate in the casual, family-friendly walk for reflection and to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy of peaceful demonstrations. The walk will take place on a paved trail and is appropriate for walkers of all ages and abilities. The 1.2-mile nature walk will begin at 1 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Square Park, a Kansas City, Mo., park. And conclude at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, 3700 Blue Pkwy, Kansas City, Mo. 64130. Walkers are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for outdoor weather, including hats and gloves. Participants are welcome to stay for refreshments and view the African American Inventors and Innovators Exhibit at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center. Parking is available at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Square Park and a shuttle will be provided from the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center to Martin Luther King, Jr., Square Park after the walk.

Contact: Joy Heaviland hcapartnerships@gmail.com 8167597305

Sponsor: Heartland Conservation Alliance

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