A rising tradition associated with the Martin Luther King holiday is the pledge to volunteer to do something to make your community a better place to live. Here on the Mohawk Towpath Byway we want to make it easy to find an opportunity to volunteer. In fact, last year more than 190 residents along the Mohawk Towpath Byway contributed 1400 person hours of volunteer time valued at more than $29,750. This in-kind service is used, in part, as a local match for a number of funding grants.
What are some of these opportunities?
1. Clutes Dry Dock, Clifton Park
2. Adopt a roadside in your area:
3. Legal Assistance:
4. Assist with a baseline traffic count on the Byway.
5. Take pictures of people enjoying the Byway. Even in the winter there are activities going on: snow shoeing, cross country skiing, skating, snowmobiling, ice fishing, sledding. Pictures help us tell the story of the Byway and of life along the waterway west.
These are only a few of the many ideas. Even though this is not the best time of the year for volunteering on the Byway you can still organize an activity for when the weather changes and the first peepers start calling and the first skunk cabbage emerges. The whole idea is to make our community a better place to live. A better place to live will be a better place to visit: the Mohawk Towpath Byway. Volunteer today and remember Martin Luther King.