If you’re looking for a way to get involved in this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, consider helping Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) in its ongoing grounds work project at the historic Thomas Mansion in Germantown on Jan. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thomas Mansion was built in 1869 by George Clifford Thomas and his wife, Caroline Sheetz. The property, which once boasted beautifully landscaped gardens and a greenhouse, needs lots of regular maintenance to keep from becoming overgrown.

For the third consecutive MLK service day, FOW is seeking volunteers to help clear overgrown invasive plants along the mansion’s driveway.

“By volunteering at Thomas Mansion, we will be giving back to our park, its users, and the plants and animals that rely on it to live,” said Maura McCarthy, FOW’s executive director.

Meet at Thomas Mansion, 6245 Wissahickon Ave. in Germantown at 9 a.m. Register here.

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