Community Engagement Project for MLK Day

January 21st

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    Room: BSMC

    The Center's Community Engagement Committee sponsors projects in which sangha members can provide services and assistance in the Birmingham community

    For this service project - MLK Day Habitat Restoration at W. E. Putnam - we’ll be joining volunteers from other organizations to help Birmingham Audubon and their partners at Jones Valley Teaching Farm with a morning of outdoor work and service at Birmingham’s W.E. Putnam Middle School (1757 Montclair Road). With an abundance of mature pines, understory natives, and large oaks, Putnam’s 10 acres represent much-needed urban habitat for red-tailed hawks, yellow-rumped warblers, and climate-endangered brown-headed nuthatches. Together, we’ll make that habitat even better by removing invasive plant species (e.g., Chinese privet, sacred bamboo, English ivy) from the property’s southern woodland trail, the first step in a long-term plan to improve breeding conditions for the school’s resident nuthatch population. For more information about the project, visit

    The details: Meetup is at 9 a.m. in the school’s main parking lot. If you have pruning shears, pruning saws, or loppers, please consider bringing them along; you’ll also want work gloves, although Audubon will have a few extra pairs on hand.

    Please let us know you’re coming by signing up at