150 SCA Volunteers to Clean-Up Schenley Park on January 18 to Commemorate MLK Day


(PITTSBURGH, PA) January 12, 2016 – More than 150 young volunteers from throughout the City of Pittsburgh will conduct an extensive clean-up at Schenley Park to honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The event, sponsored by the Student Conservation Association (SCA), will take place on Monday, January 18th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

“Service to nature advances Martin Luther King’s legacy as well as our quality of life,” states SCA President and CEO Jaime Matyas. “The local leadership provided by these young people, from every sector of the city, is vital for our communities and pays an enormously fitting tribute to Doctor King.”

Serving the neighborhoods of Oakland, Greenfield and Squirrel Hill, Schenley Park features trails, woods, and attractions including the Phipps Conservatory, the Bob O’Connor Golf Course and the Schenley Oval Sportsplex. SCA volunteers will remove thousands of invasive plants and remove tons off winter trash and debris.

Volunteers are asked to pre-register at http://SCAMLKPittsburgh.eventbrite.com and meet at the Ice Rink at 1 Overlook Drive. The Pittsburgh project is one of many scheduled SCA MLK Day service projects which will engage more than 2,500 volunteers nationwide.

Student Conservation Association