Spruce Up Campus
University at Albany faculty, staff,
and students donned T-shirts and jeans and rolled
up their sleeves for work during Spring Cleanup
Day April 27.
Vice President for Business and
Finance Kathy Lowery said, “I am very happy with
the results of Spring Cleanup Day. Our Grounds
Department commented that this was the best-organized
cleanup effort to date, with more than 570 volunteers.
Such outstanding results were made possible only
because of the hard work and commitment demonstrated
by faculty, staff, students, and all the members
of the University community who participated.
Once again I’m grateful to everyone whose University
pride and spirit compels them to be a part of
this yearly effort to beautify our campus.”
Organized into 17 teams of volunteers
with each team ranging from 18 to nearly 100 individuals,
- Collected and removed 380 yards of debris
from lawn areas, gardens and quads.
- Rolled out 3,080-square-feet of sod.
- Constructed a brick pathway, 40 feet long
and five feet wide.
- Planted or replaced after removing the stumps,
11 white birch trees, five magnolia trees, four
weeping cherry trees, and six flowering crabapple
- Planted many flats of pansies around campus.
- Remulched and edged areas around campus trees
- Swept up and picked up trash and debris along
three miles of roadway and shoulders.
- Painted parking lines in the Dutch Quad parking
If the thought of cleaning up the back yard seems
daunting, consider that it took 800 trash bags,
480 rakes, and 200 lbs. of grass seed to prepare
the University at Albany’s main campus for Commencement