Volunteers gather for MLK Day restoration event

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Islanders gathered on Jan. 21 for an event at Luther Burbank Park to restore part of the Lake Washington shoreline. Twenty-two volunteers spent three hours spreading mulch and removing blackberry from the wetland to help improve soil health on an old trail and create ivy rings around large canopy trees that shade and protect the shoreline. Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island