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Fifth Annual MLK Jr. Nature Walk • Jackson County

Monday, Jan 21st, 2019 @ 1pm-4pm
MLK Jr. Square Park at Swope Parkway & Woodland Ave. along Brush Creek • Kansas City, MO • Map

Heartland Conservation Alliance invites you to honor the spirit, work, and relevant words of Dr. King, Jr. On Monday, January 21st, come hear a prayer led by Vernon Potts Jr., a senior at Raytown South, and embark on a nature walk led by a trained naturalist and filled with moments for contemplation. The walk will start at MLK Jr. Square Park, Kansas City, Mo., at 1:00 p.m and conclude at 4:00 p.m at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, 3700 Blue Pkwy, Kansas City, Mo. 64130. At Bruce R. Watkins there will be refreshments and an art exhibit, “The Jazz Greats”, by William Gottlieb, who was an American photographer and newspaper columnist that was best known for his classic photographs of the leading performers of the “Golden Age” of American Jazz.

Bring the whole family, furry or otherwise, to this community event, now in its fifth year. The peaceful nature of Dr. King, Jr.’s work will be reflected in this walk that encourages the community to come together, step away from the chaos of the concrete jungle, and find peace in the beauty of nature. The 2.5 mile walk is partially paved and accessible for persons of all ages and abilities. Dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes. 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.

The walk is hosted by Heartland Conservation Alliance and its partners: Kansas City, Missouri, Parks and Recreation; the Missouri Department of Natural Resources; Missouri State Parks; Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center; Rockhurst University; and the Blue River Watershed Association. Dedicated to conserving natural areas, convening community members, and connecting people to nature, the Heartland Conservation Alliance is a nonprofit that works collaboratively throughout the Kansas City area.

As a part of the ongoing Renew the Blue campaign, to spread awareness and keep our urban waterways clean, volunteers will also be conducting a litter cleanup along Brush Creek, a tributary to the Blue River.

Contact: Chandler Little Eagle 8167858313

More Info: Facebook event & RSVP

Sponsor: Heartland Conservation Alliance

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