In honor of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., many Bay Area residents are doing their part to help better their communities today by planting trees, cleaning up parks and taking part in other service projects.
Today, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, has been recognized as a national day of service, and Bay Area residents are stepping up to volunteer.
Locally, residents are celebrating MLK Day by helping the East Bay Regional Park District with restoration work and invasive plant removal.
Also, Congressman John Garamendi is working alongside members of the service group Rebuilding Together to rebuild two homes for veterans.
Information on other local activities happening this week can be found online at www.mlkday.gov.