Students, Alums Take to the Streets for Clean-up Effort
Contact: Heidi Weber (518) 437-4993
ALBANY, N.Y. (March 31, 2003) -- On April 12 the City of Albany's Pine Hills neighborhood will not only be filled with sounds of rakes and brooms -- but also the voices of a community working together. UAlbany students and alums along with community members will participate in Project Spring Clean 2003, a day set aside to clean the neighborhood.
Project Spring Clean was founded in 2000 by UAlbany alum Adam Bowers (2000). Bowers, who runs a contracting business, attends Albany Law School and owns a home in the Pine Hills neighborhood.
Last year approximately 40 volunteers removed a ton and a half of garbage. Local businesses in the area also donated food or materials. Bowers has expanded this year's events and anticipates more than 200 volunteers. In addition to a free breakfast and lunch for volunteers, a concert will also be held in Washington Square Park at 7 p.m.
To participate in Project Spring Clean 2003 or for more information, contact Adam Bowers at (518) 365-3835.
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