On Monday, January 16th the nation will come together to remember the slain civil rights leader, Martin Luther King. Monday has also been declared a Day of Service, a day to help our society and our environment through public service. State Parks located in the Central Virginia region have planned a variety of events to commemorate a Day of Service on Monday, January 16th.
Volunteers at Bear Creek Lake State Park help cleanup a downed tree.
Click here for more information. Please contact the Park at 804-492-4410 to volunteer, or simply come by the Park Office at 10:00 a.m. to dedicatethirty minutes or a few hours oftime. The park is located about 4.5 miles northwest of the town of Cumberland. From U.S. Route 60, go west on Route 622 and south on Route 629 to the park entrance. Drive Time: Northern Va., three hours; Richmond, one hour; Roanoke, two hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, three hours.
Longwood University students and Friends of High Bridge Trail volunteer for a High Bridge Trail State Park cleanup day.
Click here to register as a park volunteer or call the park office for more details at 434-315-0457. High Bridge Trail is about 31 miles long and runs through Cumberland, Nottoway and Prince Edward counties and the towns of Burkeville, Farmville, Pamplin City, Prospect and Rice.
Friends of Holliday Lake State Park work on the park's butterfly garden.
Click here for more information. If you or your group would like to participate, please call the park office at 434-248-6308. The park is located via State Route 24 between Appomattox and U.S. 60 and from Routes 626, 640 and 692. Approximately 12 miles from the Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park. Drive Time :Northern Virginia, three and a half hours; Richmond, two hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, four hours; Roanoke, two hours.
Families volunteer to rake leaves at the Nature Center at Pocahontas State Park.
Click hereto register as a new volunteer. Browse the list of opportunities to find one that meets your interests and sign up today. The park is located in Chesterfield County, about 20 miles from Richmond. It's easily accessible from Interstate 95, Route 288 and Route 360. Drive Time:Northern Virginia, two hours; Richmond, half an hour; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, two hours; Roanoke, three hours.
Volunteers renovate a picnic table at Twin Lakes State Park.
Click here for more information. The park is near Farmville, about an hour southwest of Richmond. To get there, take U.S. 360 West of Burkeville to Route 613. Then go east on Route 629. Drive Time : Northern Virginia, three to four hours; Richmond, one to one and a half hours; Tidewater/ Norfolk/ Virginia Beach, two and a half to three hours; Roanoke, three hours.