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400 Volunteers Spruce Up UAlbany Campus

Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 22, 2004) -- More than 400 faculty, students and staff volunteers will work together to help beautify the UAlbany campuses during the eighth annual Campus Cleanup Day.

The University community, gearing up for Commencement and other major events, will join together Tuesday, April 27th (rain date Tuesday, May 4th) to hoe, rake, sweep and plant for a full day of yard-work. In addition to the very tangible benefit of beautifying the campuses, Cleanup Day offers such benefits as spending a day working out-of-doors and campus spirit-building.

Last year, 367 rakes, 70 shovels 12 wheelbarrows, 45 brooms, 70 cases of water and 300 pairs of gloves were used by more than 400 UAlbany volunteers, who planted 66 spreading yews, 10 European birch trees, and 20 flats of pansies. In addition, 180 yards of debris was removed. This year's activities will include constructing a small brick pathway and rolling out 3,000 square feet of sod.

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