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MLK Day of Service: Tree Planting at McFerrin Park

Join the Hands On Nashville team in partnership with the Nashville Tree Foundation, and Metro Water Services for a family friendly, tree planting event on MLK Day! Trees provide shade, help to filter air pollution, create an oxygen rich environment, and reduce flooding by absorbing great amounts of groundwater! 
In honor of one of the most prominent civil rights leaders, Martin Luther King Jr., we want YOU to come help plant trees to mitigate the impacts of various environmental health disparities. In Nashville, Black families experience higher respiratory and cancer risks from air pollution, and this project will help improve air quality for many of the Black families that live around McFerrin Park!  
Volunteers should report directly to the park and check-in with the volunteer leaders who will be at the site.    
After check-in, you will view a tree planting demonstration before being grouped into teams and assigned trees to plant.    
This is a rain or shine event, however, in the event of extreme bad weather, this event will take place on another day.   
  • Volunteer assignments are outside, so dress accordingly.    
  • Closed toe shoes are required.    
  • Heavy lifting may be required.    
  • Gloves will be provided.    
  • Bring your own drinking water.    
  • A limited number of tools are available to borrow, but please bring your own if you have them   
  • Shake Shack will be provided for lunch!!!  
By registering, you release and discharge Nashville Tree Foundation, Hands on Nashville, and their partners, officers, directors, employees, agents and volunteers and the city from any claim, demand or cause of action that may be asserted by or on behalf of you as a result of your volunteering for activities at this event. You grant all parties the right to use photographs and video or audio recordings of you while volunteering, in any medium, without pay.    
**This opportunity does not accept court ordered volunteers. ** 
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Environment & Sustainability

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

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