Volunteers at Custer State Park participate in MLK Day of Service

Custer State Park Lil Cinnamon 2CUSTER, S.D. — Visitors of Custer State Park on Monday joined the staff for service projects in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

This has become an event during which Americans volunteer in their communities in honor of Dr. King’s legacy. Projects for all ages were available to help spruce up the park, a great way to enjoy the great outdoors while giving back to the park.

“Martin Luther King Day, Martin Luther King was very much a service person,” said Custer State Park Naturalist, Oliva Parks. “He was about community, he always wanted to give back. So I always feel like this is a great opportunity to offer to our community to give back to our park.”

Projects ranged from participating in forestry by removing ponderosa from the park’s prairie, clearing trash and debris from forest trails and building maintenance.

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